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Current Sauce 

Northwestern State University 

of Louisiana 


June 18, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 1 

Spirit City 

Celeste Evans of St. Mary's High School In Natchitoches 
performs with the squad during competition at the NCA 
cheerleader camp's second session, which ended Thursday. 
St. Mary's advanced to the finals, but lost to Katy (TX) High. 
Session three Is now underway. 


A View to A KIM 

page five 


page four 

Edwards tells Regents to study 
possible NSU merger with LSU 

Governor Edwin Edwards 
recently ordered the Louisiana 
Board of Regents to conduct a 
feasibility study of the 
possibility of placing Nor- 
thwestern in the Louisiana 
State University system. 

The board has until 
December 20 to report its 
findings to Edwards. 

Should the study recom- 
mend the transfer of NSU to 
the governance of the LSU 
Board of Supervisors, then the 
LSU board has until April 1 , 
1 986, to study and determine 
Northwestern's potential role 
in the system and report to 

According to several of- 
ficials, there are several 
issues behind the study: 

•LSU has long sought the 
highly successful NSU 
College of Nursing in 
Shreveport. If Northwestern 
was a member of the LSU 
system, then there could be 
greater cooperation among 
the nursing school, LSU 
medical center, and area 

•The A. A. Fredericks 
Center is regarded as one of 
the finest creative and per- 
forming arts centers in the 
South. NSU could become a 
highly attractive campus if a 
music conservatory or 
dramatic arts center were 
located in the building. 

•LSU- Alexandria is a two- 
year institution which offers 
third and fourth-year classes 

only because professors drive 
or fly between LSUA and the 
main campus in Baton Rouge, 
120 miles away. If Nor- 
thwestern were part of the 
LSU system, the professors 
could drive the 60 miles back 
and forth to LSUA. 

"It would be much more 
efficient from the point of view 
of the taxpayer," said Dr. 
William Arceneaux, com- 
missioner of higher education. 

Currently, NSU is run by the 
Board of Trustees, a group 
which oversees nine Louisiana 
universities. The LSU board 
runs that system's campuses, 
while the Regents act as a 
"superboard" and oversee all 

'It's nothing new' says President 

Orze nor su prised by order 

by John Ramsey 


President Orze said last 
week that he is not surprised 
that Governor Edwards' had 
ordered a study of a possible 
merger of Northwestern with 
the LSU system. 

"It's nothing new," said 
Orze of the study. "This idea 
has been discussed even 
when I assumed the 
presidency of Northwestern. 
Since it has been a part of the 
(Board of) Regents agenda for 
some time, I knew it would 
eventually come about." 

Faculty and students should 
not be upset at the idea of the 
study, said Orze. "It could 
contain some very good things 
for Northwestern, if there is 
genuine interest on the part of 
LSU," said Orze. 

"I would like to see not only 
what LSU may 'take' from 
Northwestern, but also what 
NSU will gain from the LSU 
system," he said. 

Orze was quick to remind 
that "this is just a feasibility 

According to Orze, a merger 
with LSU would not produce 
the changes feared by some 
faculty and students. 

"We will not become a two- 
year college," he said. "That 

never was mentioned. We will 
also keep the Northwestern 
State University of Louisiana 
name and will continue to field 
athletic teams." 

"Much will remain the same, 
except for a new governing 
board," he said. 

"I've heard talk of LSU 
strengthening and adding 
programs here, and using the 
Natchitoches campus as an 
'overflow' campus to alleviate 
overcrowded conditions in 

"We will not become a two 
year collage. That was never 

President Orze 

Baton Rouge," said the 
president. "Should Nor- 
thwestern become an LSU 
campus, it will remain a 
comprehensive campus; a lot 
of things won't be cut." 

Programs which Orze 
mentioned could come to NSU 
as a result of an NSU merger 
include a strong agricultural 
sciences, professional 
education, and creative and 
performing arts. 

"The ag sciences program 
would make a great deal of 
sense, considering the area 
Northwestern is in," said 

Orze. "Education is the 
historical core of the 
University, and we have the 
best facilities for the per- 
forming arts." 

Orze said that phase one of 
the study will utilize outside 
groups to make a recom- 
mendation. If favorable, a 
combined LSU-NSU faculty 
study will work together to 
study the idea. 

"Let me emphasize that 
both schools would be 
represented, " said Orze. 

He repeated that nothing 
has been decided yet. Even 
should a merger plan be 
adopted, it must be approved 
by two-thirds of the 
Legislature since it will change 
the state constitution, he 

"It will ultimately be settled 
in the legislature," said Orze. 
"Who knows? If it is foo 
desirable for Northwestern, 
then legislators representing 
other Trustee schools could 
try to kill it." 

"If it is not a good plan," said 
Orze, "then certain groups 
won't be able to muster 
enough legislative strength 
and it won't happen." 

"I just wish people wouldn't 
knock it until they know more 
about it," he said 




June 18, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 1 


Alumni Center work 
Now underway, to be 
completed in August 

New lease on life 

The Old President's Cottage, located on College Avenue at the main entrance of the 
campus, Is undergoing a major renovation to create the new Alumni Center. The 
structure should be ready by August 1 . 

Yearbook staff begins work 

While many offices on 
campus have slowed down for 
the summer semester, the 
Potpourri office on the second 
floor of Kyser Hall is alive with 

new plans and hard work. 

"Right now, we are training 
new staff members in 
photography, setting exact 
specifications for the book, 



higher education in the state. 

"...It is possible that a 
realignment of institutional 
governance could deliver 
more efficient and effective 
education and health care to 
the citizens of Louisiana," said 
Edwards' executive order. 

In March, the Board of 
Regents' Master Plan for 
Higher Education in Louisiana 
proposed that a study be 
made on the question of 
whether Northwestern would 
better serve the state as a 
member of the LSU system, 
but it was mentioned only 

It was from the Master Plan 
that Edwards got the idea from 
the executive order, said 

John Cade, chairman of the 
LSU Board of Supervisors, 
said that there is talk of 
creating a center for music 
and the performing arts at 

"I haven't specifically talked 
with people in the music 

department, but I have heard 
the idea presented in- 
formally," he said. 

"It's certainly an attractive 
idea," added Cade. "I have 
been told that Northwestern 
has some of the finest facilities 
in the South for music and 
performing arts. As far as I am 
concerned, I can certainly say 
that I think that campus would 
be welcome in the LSU 

Rep. Jimmy Long of Nat- 
chitoches, chairman of the 
House Education Committee, 
said that he had no objections 
to the Regents study, and that 
NSU has been under three 
different boards since the 
school was founded. 

"I would want Northwestern 
to retain its name and identity 
and not be LSU- 
Natchitoches," said Long. He 
added that currently LSU has 
30,000 students and space 
problems, while Northwestern 
has 6,100 students and 
several empty dormitories on 
the University's 950-acre 
Natchitoches campus. 

selecting type styles, layout 
designs and page numbers," 
says Pat Wyatt, editor of the 
1 986 Potpourri. 

"This year we will have 316 
pages, which is 1 2 more than 
last year's book," continued 
Wyatt. "We will also have 
more color than in the 1 985 

Changes in the new Pot- 
pourri will include "something 
new with organizations," 
better Greek coverage and the 
addition of an Academic 

"In adding the Academic 
section, we will not eliminate 
anything, but rather will add 
coverage of the academic life 
of Northwestern," offered the 
new editor. This section will 
include the academic deans, 
faculty members and 
academic activities sponsored 
by the University. 

A section on community will 
also be included in the 1986 
Potpourri. "The community is 
a large part of NSU," said 
Wyatt. "Natchitoches and 
Northwestern go hand in 

What are Pat Wyatt's goals 
for the 1986 Potpourri] "To 
have a book that is as good or 
better than any book in the 
country, from any university. 
And to have a book that is 
sound in design, with well 
written copy and interesting 
photographs. Something 

The $126,000 project to 
completely renovate and 
restore the historic Old 
President's Cottage is 
scheduled for completion by 
Aug. 1 , when the facility will 
be utilized as the Alumni 

Entered officially into the 
National Register of Historic 
Places in 1984, the cottage 
was constructed in 1 927. The 

"There is nothing 
changing as far as the the 
style of the building outside, 
and basically the interior 
structure will remain the 

Loran Llndsey 

Director of the 
Physical Plant 

4,290-square-foot home, 
served as the official 
residence of 1 Northwestern 
presidents until it was 
replaced in the mid-1 960s. 

"There is nothing changing 
as far as the style of the 
building outside, and basically 
the interior structure will 
remain the same," said Loran 
Lindsey, director of the 
physical plant. 

In addition to general 
facelifting and waterproofing, 
the Old President's Cottage is 
being given new electrical, 
central air conditioning and 
heating systems. 

Upon completion this 
summer, the first floor of the 
new Alumni Center will include 
a gathering area, dining room, 
kitchen and work area, office 
for Leigh Wood Jonson, who 

is coordinator of the NSU 
Entertainers and alumni 
facilities, sun porch, stone 
porch gathering and outside 
parties, two bathrooms and a 

On the second floor of the 
structure will be offices for 
Ray Carney, director of ex- 
ternal affairs; Elise James, 
coordinator of alumni affairs, 
secretaries, bathroom 
facilities and a meeting room 
for the NSU Alumni 
Association and Foundation 
boards of directors. 


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June 18, 1985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 1 

Arts alliance 
meats tomorrow 

The Louisiana Alliance for 
Arts Education will meet 
tomorrow on campus. 

Dr. Colleen Lancaster, 
director of the University's 
dance division, is the local 
arrangements chairman for the 
statewide meeting. 

A continental breakfast for 
participants, sponsored by the 
local Arts and Humanities 
Council, will open the meeting 
at 8:45 a.m. in the Hanchey 
Art Gallery of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

At 9:15 a.m., visitors will 
tour the center, where their 
guides will be Dr. William Hunt, 
Richard Jennings and Dr. Bill 

The group's business 
meeting is scheduled for 10 
a.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium. Delivering 
welcome remarks will be 
president Dr. Joseph Orze and 
hosting the meeting Dr. 
T. P. Southerland, vice- 
president for academic affairs. 

A noon buffet luncheon has 
been slated for the Purple and 
White Room of the Field 
House. Hosting the luncheon 

will be Dr. Edward Graham, 
dean of Arts and Sciences; Dr. 
Frederick Gies, dean of 
Education and Mike Whitford, 
superintendent of schools for 
Natchitoches Parish. 

LAAE members will visit and 
tour the Louisiana School at 
1:15 p.m. Their host will be 
Louisiana School staff member 
Marcia Zulick. 

The LAAE business meeting 
will resume at 2 p.m. in the 
Fine Arts Auditorium, where 
Lancaster will be the host for 
the second session. 

A reception for LAAE 
members is planned for 4 p.m. 
at the Cloutier Townhouse in 
Ducournau Square on Front 
Street in downtown Nat- 
chitoches. Hosting the 
reception will be arts patron 
Conna Cloutier, Whitford, and 
Julia Hildebrand, director of 
elementary education for the 
Natchitoches Parish School 

For further information 'on 
the Louisiana Alliance for Arts 
Education meeting at Nor- 
thwestern, call 357-6894. 


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Kristy Freeman of Natchitoches Central takes a break during practice at the NCA 
cheerleader clinic, still being held on campus. Natchitoches Central advanced to the final 
round before losing to Corslcana (TX) High. 

Auditions set for summer play 

Auditions will be conducted 
Wednesday, to select six 
trained singers for the 
University's summer 
production of Jacques Brel Is 
Alive And Well And Living In 

Three men and three 
women will be selected during 
the auditions, which are 
scheduled from 3-4 p.m. and 
from 5-6 p.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

Ray Schexnider of the 
Department of Theatre and 
Media Arts is directing the 
production and will conduct 
the auditions. Applicants, who 
must be able to read music, 
should come to the auditions 
with a prepared vocal 
selection and sheet music for 
the accompanist. 

Performances have been 
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on 
July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 

25 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

The revue features the 
music of Jacques Brel and is 
based on Brel's lyrics and 
commentary. The production 
conception, English lyrics, and 
additional material are by Eric 
Blau and Mort Shuman. 

Described as a super- 
musical, the production is 
essentially 25 songs per- 
formed with complete sim- 
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Natchitoches Central cheerleader Shell) 
Pleasant practices during a lull In the action. 

Each year, Northwestern buzzes with 
excitement activity as many organizations 
hold their annual summer workshops on 

Thousands of instructors and par- 
ticipants converge on Natchitoches for a 
one or two-week stay, meeting others, living 
together, and learning. 

it's again that time. kids from all over 

Off to Camp 

Local high school student Anne Loradltch 
executes an aerial split during competition. 

LASC draws 500 

The tackling dummy got it 
last week as football players 
from around Louisiana at- 
tended the NSU coaches clinic. 

Noticed a lot of Christmas 
decorations in the Union lobby 
last week, or did you see kids 
dressed in Santa hats? 

This was all part of the 
Louisiana Association of Student 
Councils' summer workshop, and 
tied in with the theme "How the 
Grinch stole school spirit." 

LASC brought student council 
and class officers from over 1 00 
schools to the campus last week, 
for a total of over 500 par- 

Once here, the students were 
divided into groups with names 
like the snowf lakes, hollies, bells, 
or the snowmen. From there, a 

senior counselor (usually a high 
school adviser) and two junior 
counselors (usually graduating 
high school seniors) led the 
group for the rest of the week. 

Events at LASC included an 
Anything Goes competition, a 
dance and barbecue, and the Big 
Event (skit night). During the 
days, small group sessions were 
held to teach participants how to 
solve problems at their individual 
high schools. 

LASC's high school workshop 
began last Saturday and ended 
Wednesday. The junior high 
camp began Thursday and ran 
through Sunday. 

Seem to like 
Camp and NSU 

"Cheerleader camp at Northwestern is 
great! There's none better." 

This comment by Tammy Bullard of Pine 
Tree Junior High in Longview, Texas 
seemed to match the feelings of cheerleader 
camp participants. 

"Northwestern has a great campus and 
friendly people," said Mar'Sue Chustz of 
False River Academy in New Roads. "I'll 
come here for college." 

Stacy Simmons of session one champion 
Corsicana (TX) High really liked the camp, 
and added that "CHS will be proud to 
represent the NSU camp at the NCA finals." 

"I love this campus," added teammate 
Lenora Williams. "I hope I can come here 
again for college." 

Not only the cheerleaders enjoyed the 
camp, but so did the NCA staff. 

"Natchitoches is the camp that all the 
staffers fight for," said Bobby Keys, for- 
merly a cheerleader at Mississippi State. 
"This school really takes us in and shows us 
a good time," he said. "No one else is 

"You've got one of the best camps in the 
nation here in Natchitoches," added Lance 
Wagers, head of NCA. "No other camp 
hires student workers to help out, but NSU 
hires over 40. That's really impressive." 

But not everyone liked everything about 
cheerleader camp at NSU. There were, of 
course, complaints, mainly about the long 
walks, the dorm, or Iberville Dining Hall. 

"Gross food," said David Martin of 
Shreveport. "The dorm (Rapides) was 
pretty bad, too. A lot of fine girls , though," 
he added. 

"Sabine was too cold!" was the group 
consensus of Peabody Magnet in 
Alexandria. The group added that last year 
they brought blankets, and the dorm was 
hot. This year, no blankets but a cold dorm. 
"You can't win," they said. 

"The campus has too many hills!" offered 
Gretchen Ward of Baton Rouge's Broad- 
moor Middle. "And the walk from the 
Coliseum to the dorm (Sabine) is tiring in 

"It's not that bad," countered one of her 
squadmates. "But whoever painted these 
rooms has to go," she said. 

One of the major reasons Northwestern 
hosts the summer NCA camp is to recruit 
potential students. And does it work? Will 
some of the students come to NSU for 

Answers ranged from "where do I sign?" 
to "hell no!" 

Of twenty-nine cheerleaders surveyed at 
random, nine said they would come to NSU. 
Eleven said that they would consider 
Northwestern, while seven had definite 
plans to attend college elsewhere (three at 
LSU, one each at Tulane, NLU, Centenary, 
and Louisiana Tech.) Two did not plan to 
attend college. 

"I'm coming to NSU in two years," said 
Christi Cloutier, head cheerleader at Nat- 
chitoches St. Mary's. "But right now I'm 
more concerned about winning this camp!" 

Vol. 74, No. 1 CURRENT SAUCE June 18, 1985 

Latest James Bond movie just like all the others 

Viewing A Kill 

James Bond's newest archenemy, Max (Christopher Walken), along with May Day 
(Grace Jones) and Scarpine (Patrick Bauchau), discusses his suspicions about 007, who 
has Infiltrated Zorln's lavish thoroughbred auction under an assumed Identity In A Wew to 
A Kill. The film begins soon In Natchitoches. 

Some things never change. 
And one of them is 007 — 
America's favorite spy, James 

For instance, the latest 
Bond movie, A View to A Kill, 
is very similar to most of the 
other 007 movies which span 
over the last 22 years, in- 
cluding Live and Let Die, The 
Spy Who Loved Me, Oc- 
topussy, etc. A lot of action 
and suspense, mixed with 
exotic places and exotic 

The movie opens in Siberia, 
as Bond searches the body of 
fallen agent 003 for a 
microchip. Only in a James 
Bond movie could a tiny 
computer piece be such a 
problem. There is some humor 
in the beginning, as the 
director tied in a little 1 960s 
Beach Boys surf music to the 
arctic scene. Bond escapes 
from several KGB agents to a 
waiting submarine, piloted by 
(naturally) a gorgeous British 

Several minutes later, after a 
typical James Bond opening 

Wyble expresses opinions, goais for SGA 

The student body elected 
Shawn Wyble as SGA 
president in April. Wyble was 
given the opportunity last 
week to express his opinions 
and goals concerning SGA in a 
recent interview with the 
Current Sauce. 

Do you anticipate any 
changes will be made in the 
present election code or 

Yes, but most of the 
changes will be left up to the 

Commissioner of Elections. I 
do intend for the time limit for 
voting to be two days, rather 
than the usual one day that the 
students have had in the past. 
This would increase the 
number of students that vote, 
and give each student a fair 
chance to vote. 

What are the biggest 
priorities for SGA in the 
upcoming school term? 

We would really like to 
increase communication 

between SGA and the 
students. We've installed new 
phone services, so that a 
representative will be available 
to the students at all times. 
This will enable the students to 
phone in comments, 
suggestions, or complaints 
without a problem. 

Have any changes or 
additions been made to the 
present SGA staff? 

Yes. I've appointed Reatha 
Cole as public relations 




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director, and I think she'll do a 
great job with the position. 
Last year Sharon Sampite was 
in charge of both the Student 
Life and State Fair com- 
mittees. This year I've ap- 
pointed Leah Sherman as 
Student Life director and 
Emilyn Matthews as State Fair 
director. I think we will see 
good results from both of 
these people. This year we 
will also have two graduate 
advisors instead of one. 

What, if any, new projects 
or programs does the SGA 
have planned for next fall? 

We really have big plans for 
next year. One of our most 
hopeful projects is for the 
students to receive legal 
services from local law firms at 
a discounted rate. We're 
planning for the smaller cases 
to be reviewed by Pre-Law 
majors. We also plan to run 
ads in the Current Sauce along 
with several other projects 
that will increase public 
relations for SGA. 

What about the budget? 
Will there be an increase or 
decrease in SGA funds? 

The SGA operating funds 
will remain the same. We will, 
however, alternate the funds 
between the Public Relations 
and Communications Com- 


segment, complete with Duran 
Duran's title cut in all too loud 
stereo sound, the scene has 
switched back to London . 

Roger Moore is portraying 
Bond, James Bond, for the 
seventh time in A View to A 
Kill. The film also features 
Janya Roberts of Charlie's 
Angels fame as his American 
sidekick. And on the bad side? 
There's the pyschopathic 
industrialist Max Zorin. played 
well by Christopher Walken. 
Zorin is the typical Bond villain. 
He would think nothing of 
killing millions for a buck. 

Zorin's partner in crime is 
May Day. aotlv portrayed by 
former new wave singer and 
model Grace Jones. May Day 
is perhaps the best female 
villain yet. She's very con- 
vincing as the bodyguard type 
played by "Jaws" in some 
earlier Bond movies. 

A View to A Kill was first 
published by Ian Fleming as a 
short story in 1959. The 
screenplay is based on the 
story, one of the last five 
Fleming titles left untouched 
by the motion picture, 

The movie is very good, and 
is definitely one of the most 
visually stunning films of the 
series. It does lack some of 
the sparkle that have made 
past James Bond movies 
classics, but it's exciting 
nevertheless. On a scale of 
one to ten .let's say .... 8 . 

What are your personal 
goals for SGA and the up- 
coming year? 

I make goals and I meet 
them as fast as I can. We just 
recently passed a bill for cable 
television for the dorms, which 
will become effective in the 
spring. I'm also hopeful of 
getting a television station for 
the campus and students. This 
would promote com- 
munications between the SGA 
staff and the students, 
broadcast NSU campus 
activities, and give on the job 
experience to Broadcasting 

In general, what can the 
students expect from SGA 
next year? 

I think they should expect 
only as much as they put into 
it. We have a dedicated staff, 
that is ready to please. In 
August, we will have a 
workshop to instruct the new 
representatives in SGA 
procedures and the 
responsibilities that they will 
have as a representative. If the 
students want good results, 
they have to give us unput. 



June 18, 1985 W\ 
Vol. 74, No. 1 w 

Basketball camp 
Set to open Sunday 


Sam Goodwin, head football coach, concentrates on the offense during last week's NSU 
football clinic. Nearly 1 00 prep football players attended the camp. 

The annual boys summer 
basketball camp, the first 
under the direction of new 
coach Don Beasley, will run 
Sunday through Thursday and 
is open to youths who will be 
in grades seven through 1 2 
during the 1985-86 school 

Beasley brings to NSU 20 
years of coaching exerience 
at the college level, including 
the last six years when he 
served as an assistant coach 
at the University of Georgia. 
NSU assistant coaches 
Wayne Waggoner and Melvin 
Russell, both former 
professional basketball draft 

choices, will also be on hand 
for instruction at the week- 
long camp. 

While on the campus, 
campers will have the use of 
NSU dressing rooms, 
weightlifting rooms, training 
room, the Coliseum, varsity 
tennis courts, and AAU-sized 
indoor and outdoor swimming 

Campers will be housed in 
dormitories, with three meals 
per day served in the NSU 
dining hall. The campers will 
be under 24-hour supervision 
by camp instructors. 

NSU wins GSC all-sports trophy NOTICE 

Northwestern had four in- illillilll Hsl J 

dividuals qualify for the NCAA - w 
Division I track and field 

Winning two conference 
titles outright, along with 
sharing the football cham- 
pionship and placing second in 
three additional sports, 
Northwestern recently won 
the initial Gulf Star Conference 
all-sports trophy. 


The trophy is awarded to the 
conference school that totals 
the highest number of points 
based on finishes in all 1 2 
sports, including eight men's 
sports and four women's 

Northwestern won the 
league title in outdoor track 
and field and women's 
basketball, along with sharing 
the football championship with 
Nicholls State. Northwestern's 
athletic teams also placed 
second in indoor track, men's 
tennis and women's tennis. 

NSU totaled 56 points 
during the season in the 1 2 
sports, while Southwest 
Texas State was a very close 
second with 55 1/2 points. 
Stephen F. Austin totaled 55 
points, followed by 
Southeastern Louisiana and 
Nicholls State with 49 1/2 
each and Sam Houston State 
with 43 1 12 points. 

"I think the all sports award 
is what our department is all 
about, it is what you strive for 
every year,'' said Tynes 
Hildebrand, athletic director. 
"I don't think there is an 

athletic director or college 
president in America that 
would not like to win the all 
sports trophy for their con- 

Hildebrand also had praise 
for the coaching staffs of the 
Demon athletic teams. "This 
award shows strength in our 
entire program and that 
strength begins with our head 
coaches and the entire 
coaching staff. It is an honor 
that every coach on our staff 
should be proud of ac- 
complishing and it is a 
reflection on all of the male 
and female athletes that 
compete in the given sports." 

Hildebrand also pointed out 
the balance shown by the six 
teams in the first year of 
competition. "I think the 
closeness of the point totals 
shows that balance," added 
Hildebrand. "This conference 
is strong in nearly all sports 
and able to compete on the 
national level in a majority of 
the 1 2 sports that are of- 

As an example, he pointed 
out the fact that three softball 
teams in the conference have 
been ranked in the top 1 in 
the nation all season while 
Sam Houston State competed 
in the national golf tournament 
and Stephen F. Austin sent 
several individuals to the 
Division II national track 
championships. Sam Houston 
also had its volleyball team in 
the national tournament and 

The Gulf Star Conference is 
one of the few leagues that 
combine the men's and 
women's sports into one 
allsports trophy. "I'm very 
much in favor of having the 
men and women together," 
added Hildebrand. "It in- 
dicates that you have some 
strength in all areas. It keeps 
you away from emphasising 
one thing over another." 

Northwestern led the all 
sports race from the con- 
clusion of the football season, 
but had to go to the final 
softball game of the year to 
hold the lead. 


Arthur "Tank" Berry, 
defensive tackle on the 
Northwestern football team 
that shared the initial Gulf Star 
Conference championship, 
has been named by the league 
as the Male Athlete of the 

Berry, a 6-0, 260 pound 
native of Natchez, MS, was a 
senior on the 1984 Demon 
team that posted a 7-4 overall 
record, including a 4-1 
conference mark. Berry was a 
unanimous selection on the all- 







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June 18, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 1 

Not a bad idea 

Louisiana State University in Natchitoches? 

Or how about a two-year junior college, with no 
athletic teams? 

Or maybe even a campus dedicated solely to the 
creative and performing arts? 

Don't worry. 

A merger between Northwestern and the LSU 
system would undoubtedly bring changes to Nat- 
chitoches. But would these changes be good or 
bad? That is the question. There are people who will 
swear by LSU's good intentions, while others claim 
LSU just wants the Shreveport nursing campus. 

When one looks at the major reasons behind the 
study, he can see that NSU may benefit more than it 
would lose. 

LSU in Alexandria is 1 20 miles from Baton Rouge, 
but only 60 miles from Northwestern. Should NSU 
be a part of the LSU system, then professors could 
easily commute between Natchitoches and 
Alexandria, much like our professors currently teach 
to Fort Polk. This would save the state tremen- 

The creative and performing arts center at NSU is 
one of the South 's finest... and most expensive. 
Louisiana citizens would be offered a better program 
for their money in this field if LSU moved most of its 
creative arts programs from other campuses to 

The College of Nursing would be enhanced by 
greater cooperation with the LSU Medical Center in 
Shreveport if a merger was ordered. It has not been 
determined if the College would be transferred to 

Other things to consider: 

The Natchitoches area is not represented on the 
Board of Trustees, but there is a local member on the 
LSU Board of Supervisors. 

Faculty members in the LSU system make more - 
substantially more - than do instructors at Nor- 
thwestern. A switch to the LSU system would 
probably mean a healthy (and overdue) pay raise for 
the faculty. 

As a part of the LSU system, Northwestern would 
surely add academic programs, such as agriculture 
and sciences, which would increase on-campus, 
residential enrollment - the lack of which has been a 
thorn in NSU's side for years. 

Should LSU use NSU- as an "overflow" campus, 
then entire programs may be switched to Nat- 
chitoches. This would ensure a healthier enrollment. 

To put any fears to rest, this campus will remain a 
four-year comprehensive institution, Demon athletics 
will continue, and it will remain as Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana - not LSUN. 

Exact details are still anyone's guess, but it is 
probable that Northwestern would prosper under the 
Louisiana State University system. And LSU would 
be aided with another major campus. 

One year from now, Northwestern may be 
preparing for a transition from the Trustees to the 
.Supervisors... and a better thing couldn't happen. 

GARFIELD 5> by Jim Davis 

Kids sure have changed 

Kids sure have changed a 
lot in the past few years. 

I'm probably not qualified to 
call anyone else "kids." Let's 
face it. I just hit big 20 last 
week, so I'm not exactly on 

But last week I felt like I was. 

During cheerleader camp, at 
least fifty girls called me "sir" 
at least once. I was even 
asked a couple of times if I 
was a cheerleader on the NCA 

With this body? Be real. 
So, after being made to feel 
like I was getting old for a 

adorable "leaders" in action, 
several of my friends asked 
"you were one of them?" as a 
look of horror filled their face. 

"Sure I was," I replied. "Oh, 
come on. They're just having 
a good time. We did too three 

years ago. 

That's what I said, but not 
what I thought. Actually, I 
didn't know what to think of 
this year's group. 


Registration better, 
still an experience 


whole week with the 
cheerleaders, I eagerly 
awaited the beginning of the 
student council workshop. I 
was a junior counselor at the 
same LASC camp three years 
ago, so I figured I would see 
some of my old buddies from 

Wrong. Only two of my 
generation were still around. 
After seeing these new, 

Registration. Just the mere 
mention of that word causes 
fear and dread in the hearts of 
grown men and women. And 
for good reason. Never I have 
known anyone, attending any 
University, college orVacation 
Bible School who did not have 
some trouble with registration 
at one time or another. 

After four semesters of 
registering at NSU, I had finally 
conquered all of my anxieties. 
The first fear I conquered was 
that of being told "Go Fish" 
when I finally got to a table to 
ask for a card. I lived through 
the painful conversion of 
getting out of Basic Studies 
and into senior college. I had 
even quenched the fear of 
making it all the way to the 

Cashier's table, only to 
discover that the last check in 
my checkbook had been 
written at Wal Mart for $2.39. 
And, then, just when it 

seems you have a handle on 
one way of doing things, just 
when one system is per- 
fected, it is replaced with 
another system. And this new 
system is almost always 

Current Sauce 

John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Lance Ellis 

Sports Editor 

Dionetta Jones 
Chuck Shaw 

News Staff 

Lucy LeBlanc 

Business Manager 

Russel Bienvenu 


Peter Minder 


The Current Sauce is 
published every other week 
during the summer session 
by students of Northwestern 
State University of Louisiana. 

Editorial and business 
offices are located at Kyser 
Hall 225A. Office hours are 

1-4:30 Tuesday through 
Thursday. The telephone 
number is (318) 357-5456. 
An answering machine will 
record messages after office 

All correspondence is 
welcome, and should be 
brought by the office or 
mailed to P.O. Box 5306, 
University Station, Nat- 
chitoches, LA. 71497. 

Deadline for both copy 
and advertising material is 1 
p.m. on the Thursday 
preceding Tuesday 

June 1 8, 1 985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 1 

Scholarships for English and journalism majors 
have been established in honor of Mrs. Ora 
Garland Williams of Natchitoches, retired librarian 
and assistant professor of English. 

The Ora Garland Williams Scholarships at NSU 
were established through financial gifts from Ann 
and Jack Brirtain of Natchitoches and their 
children. Mrs. Brittain is Mrs. Williams' daughter. 

Information is available by calling 357-441 4. 

Louisiana State Penitentiary is sponsoring the 
Angola Arts and Crafts Festival on June 

29-30. The public is invited to come and take 
advantage of this opportunity to purchase inmate 
handcrafts and to tour the penitentiary grounds. 
Entertainment by inmate bands and drama groups 
will be presented and refreshments will be 

The Festival will be held at the LSP Rodeo 
Arena and will open at 1 1 a.m. and the gates will 
close at 4 p.m. 

Chris Magglo, a senior with a 3.91 academic 
average in health and physical education, has 
been selected to receive the $2,700 William C. 
Morrow Scholarship by the national headquarters 
of Kappa Alpha Order. 

Dr. Tommy G. Johnson, coordinator of the 
Center for Computer Literacy, has been selected 
for inclusion in the 20th edition of Who's Who in 
the South and Southwest. 

A member of the NSU faculty for the past 1 8 
years, Johnson served as chairman of the 
Department of Business-Distributive Education 
and Office Administration for 1 5 years before 
assuming his present position. 

George Cook, operations manager for radio 
stations KNOC-AM and KDBH-FM in Natchitoches 
and the radio voice of Northwestern athletics 
since 1 979, has been selected as the Gulf Star's 
"Sportscaster of the Year." 

The selection of Cook as the first sportscaster 
to be honored by the conference was announced 
by Commissioner Dave Waples. 

Two senior dietetics and institutional 
management majors have been awarded 
scholarships for academic achievement as 
students in the Department of Home Economics. 

Peggy Berry of Leesville is the winner of the 
Lela A. Tomlinson Scholarship, and Carolina 
Dharmadi of Bandung, Indonesia, is the recipient 
of the Home Economics Award. 


Auditions for the summer Cabaret will be held 
Monday at 8 p.m. in Union Station. 

Applications must be picked up from 214 Union 
by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Interested students must be 
enrolled at NSU (not necessarily during summer) 
and must be able to perform during Inside View on 
July 8 and 1 5. For more infomation call 357-651 1 . 




touted as "quick, easy and 
virtually painless." And that's 
what scared me the most. 

Upon hearing that summer 
registration was going to be 
done entirely on computer, my 
first reaction was, "It's not 
going to work." But then, I 
thought, how bad can it be? 
The advantages certainly 
seemed numerous. A printout 
of registered students within 
days. A copy of your schedule 
while you waited. And no more 
hunting for cards. 

But after picking up permits 
ai Roy Hall, and finding one's 
advisor, the unwary student 
was then faced with the 
greatest fear known to 
man... lines. Long lines. 

People are funny about 
waiting in lines. As long as you 
give a person something to do 
to keep them moving, even if it 
is wandering aimlessly from 
table to table, from short line 
to short line, they are okay. 
But the minute you put all 
those short lines into one big, 
long, slow line. ..then you've 
got trouble. And that's the 

major complaint of students 
who registered for summer 

Granted, the system did 
work well. If a student had a 
debt to the University, it came 
up on screen. (It was sort of 
like losing on a video game.) 
And you were given a printout 
of your confirmed schedule, 
which made me feel safe. And 
the lines in the Ballroom where 
fees were paid were certainly 
nothing to complain about. But 
waiting in line to get into the 
Computer Center was so 
monontonous it made 



On Tuesday night, I learned 

The LASC junior counselors 
showed up at the Coliseum 
ready to set up for an activity 
at 7 p.m. Unfortunately, the 
cheerleader camp had the 
place booked until 9:30. Try 
telling that to a group of 
hardheaded "student leaders" 
dressed in Santa Claus hats 
who think they own the 

After 30 minutes of 
discussion, I convinced them 
that they really were in the 
wrong building. "No foolin'. 
You want the H&PE Building, 
not this one," I said. 

"There's always a conflict 
with those damn 
cheerleaders," said one of the 
JC's. "NSU needs to get its 
stuff together." 

Well, actually, he didn't say 
"stuff", but we'll pretend he 

did for the purpose of this 

Meanwhile, a van took half 
of the group to the H&PE 
Building. Unfortunately, the 
wrong half got left behind to 
wait for the next ride. 

After they were loud and 
obnoxious for about five 
minutes, I, being Mr. 
cheerleader camp worker, 
asked them to move away 
from the Coliseum. After 
repeated objections, they did. 

I'm not sure if that was a 
good move on my part or not. 

Since they were now a good 
50 feet from the building, they 
could be as loud as they 
wanted, right? 

And boy, did they want to. 

After a series of wisecracks 
about Northwestern, the JC's 
decided to watch the 
cheerleaders, who were 
learning a sideline chant. The 
JC's quickly added their own 
sexual versions of the cheer, 

and being the fine actors they 
are, two of the guys also 
added the motions. 

"I bet your parents are really 
proud of you," I commented to 
one of the guys. 

"Oh yea, they are" said the 
JC, with a smirk on his face. 

I turned away, disgusted 
and thinking to myself "now I 
know why some tigers eat 
their young." 

And speaking of Tigers, 
most of these people are 
headed to LSU next fall. 

Good riddance. 

The director of the LASC 
apologized later and 
reprimanded the guilty parties. 

In our conversation, he 
commented that kids have 
really changed in the past few 

Too bad it wasn't a change 
for the better. 

John Ramsey Is a junior public 
relations major from Baton Rouge. 

registration seem like it would 
never end. 

Some people claimed to 
have waited two or three 
hours. I am told the reason for 
the lengthy line was computer 
lag time. And had more ter- 
minals been in use, the draw 
on the computer would have 
been even greater, slowing 
the process considerably. And 
the lines would have been 
even longer - Heaven forbid! 

With any new system a 
testing stage must come first. 
With anything new, there will 
always be initial foul-ups, 

bleeps and blunders. And 
solutions to the long lines have 
already been circulating. 

How about TV screens in 
the halls with the Wheel of 
Fortune playing to the waiting 
crowds? Or reruns of David 
Letterman? Or how about, 
say, selling Strawberry 
Daiquiris every 1 5 feet? 
Or... well, I'm sure they'll come 
up with something. 

Craig Scott is a junior public 
relations major from Natchitoches. 

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Current Sauce 

Northwestern State University 

of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

July 2,1985 
Vol. 74, No. 2 

Undergraduate enrollment steady 

PIP phaseout blamed for lower enrollment 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

The Professional Im- 
provement Program for 
teachers, or PIP as it is more 
commonly referred, is phasing 
out, and the University's 
summer enrollment figures 
sharply reflect this. 

Last summer, enrollment 
was at 5,484. This year's 
total stands at 4,600, a drop 
of 884, according to Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, registrar. 

However, the undergraduate 
enrollment dropped only 37, 
from 2,1 36 to 2,099. 

"I see no real change in the 
undergraduate level," said 
Baumgardner. "The drop of 
some 850 students comes 
from the graduate school and 
that's mostly all teacher's in 
the PIP program." 

In past years University 
faculty, faced with no summer 
employment, would "market" 
their colleges to teachers they 

knew were involved in PIP. 
They would then know what 
the teachers desired and were 
able to offer it, increasing 
enrollment and helping 
University faculty at the same 
time. "But with the PIP 
program phasing out, there's 
nothing to hustle," continued 

The Professional Im- 
provement Program is at the 
end of a five year phase and 
most teachers have finished 
with the program. "The 

governor allowed teachers to 
begin as late as this past 
year," said Dr. Mildred Bailey, 
dean of the Graduate School. 
"But, yes, most teachers have 
finished or are finishing this 

"The majority of the 
teachers (involved in PIP) 
were not working toward a 
special degree," said 
Baumgardner. "We need to 
develop our programs to 
motivate teachers to work on 

their masters or other 

But a major question 
remains: Will the state con- 
tinue to pay for teachers to go 
to college even though PIP 
has run its course? By utilizing 
the Teacher Act Form, 
teachers could enroll with 
minimal charges and the state 
would pay the rest. 

"Will teachers continue to 
go to school without the state 
paying for education?," 
Baumgardner concluded. 

Seven Louisiana athletic greats 
inducted to Sports Hall of Fame 

John Ramsey 


Seven of the state's athletic 
legends were inducted last 
Saturday into the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame at the 
annual induction banquet, held 
on campus. 

Jerry Pierce, assistant to 
the president and coordinator 
of the event, called the 1 985 
induction "extremely suc- 
cessful" and added that this 
may have "been the best year 

A crowd of nearly 500 filled 
the Union Ballroom to capacity 
to witness the induction of the 
new members. Approximately 
200 more called for tickets, 
but the banquet was sold out 
six days in advance. 

The newest members of the 

1 01 -person Hall of Fame are: 
Eddie Robinson, head 
football coach for the past 44 
seasons at Grambling State, 
and the man likely to break 
Paul "Bear" Bryant's college 
win record. Robinson and 
GSU need just four wins in 1 1 
games this season. Grambling 
has not had a losing season in 
over 20 years. 

Willie Brown, a member of 
the NFL Hall of Fame and a 
product of Grambling. Brown 
was an All-Pro defensive back 
for the Super Bowl champion 
Oakland Raiders. 

Clifford Ann Creed, the first 
woman elected to the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 
Creed won several state 
amateur golf championships 
before winning 1 1 tour- 
naments on the pro tour. 

Ralph Garr, who played pro 
baseball for 1 1 years after a 
successful college career at 
Grambling. Playing for the 
Atlanta Braves in 1974, Garr 
led the National League in 

Matt Gordy, former LSU 
track standout off the Tigers' 
1 933 national champion 
squad. Gordy 's personal-best 
high jump at the national meet 
in Chicago gave LSU its 
narrow win. 

Tommy Casanova, LSU 
football star who signed with 
the Cincinatti Bengals of the 
NFL, and retired six years later 
to begin a medical practice. At 
34, Casanova is one of the 
youngest members ever 
inducted into the Hall of Fame, 
see "Hall of Fame..." 
on page six 

Home Run King 

Hank Aaron, holder of 
record with 744, presents 
Sports Hail of Fame. 

the major league home run 
Ralph Garr as a member of the 

Inside View begins seventh year Sunday 

The seventh year of the 
Inside View summer orien- 
tation program will begin 

Sunday and preparations for 
this year's sessions are falling 
into place. 



see page five 


pages one, six 

"The Insiders will formally 
begin work Monday (July 1 )," 
according to Barbara Gillis, 
coordinator. "They will pull 
together their committee 
assignments and hand out 
intra-committee assign- 

The Inside View program is 
designed to orient incoming 
freshman to college life. The 
program has long been a 
favorite with students as one 
of Northwestern 's top events. 

"Students have rated it a 
favorite by a large per- 

centage," continued Gillis. 
"The freshman who enter 
under Inside View feel that 
they have an advantage over 
those who don't when they 
return in the fall. They are not 
thrown in with hundreds of 
other students, but by 
showing them the ropes, it 
makes registration easier," 
she said . 

Gillis and the Insiders are 
working hard behind the 
scenes preparing for the 
"several hundred" entering 
freshman who will attend 

either the July 7-9 or July 1 4- 
16 sessions. "It's hard to 
estimate the number who will 
attend," Gillis said. 

"There is no deadline, so we 
accept them as they walk on." 

She added the goal was to 
service about one-third of the 
incoming freshman class. 

"I hope the freshman enjoy 
it as much as we do," Gillis 
concluded. "This is a special 
time for a special group to get 
their grounding." 



July 2, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 2 


Pre-registration set; 
New system in use 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

Beating the heat 

Two local cheerleaders found water to be the best thirst 
quencher of all at the Northwestern/NCA cheerleader 
camp's third session, which ended nearly two weeks ago. 

The three sessions drew over 1,300 high school 
cheerleaders from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Ac- 
cording to cheerleader clinic director David Eschenfelder, 
everything went "super. We had very few problems." 

In the never ending search 
for a better and less com- 
plicated registration, the 
Registrar's Office has 
designed another "new and 
improved" system ' for 

According to Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, this new "on- 
line" computer registration will 
be used to advance register 
students this summer for the 
fall semester. A simplified 
version of the new design was 
used for the summer's 

The advanced registration 
will begin July 1 7 and will use 
the following procedure. 

First, students will contact 
their adviser, or department 
head, by telephone to set up 

Jogging trail heads SGA project list 

John Ramsey 


A new jogging track for 
students and renovations to 
the SGA office in the Union are 
two of the several projects the 
SGA is working on this 
summer, according to Shawn 
Wyble, president. 

"The jogging track was 
actually purchased back when 
Deana Grau was SGA 
president," said Wyble. "It's 
been sitting in the warehouse 
waiting to be installed, but 
maintenance has been too 
busy to get to it." 

The track, purchased jointly 
by the President's Council on 
Health and Physical Fitness 
and the SGA, will be laid in- 

stalled on campus "hopefully 
by early fall at the latest," said 
Wyble. He added that several 
members of Kappa Sigma 
social fraternity have volun- 
teered to help with the in- 
stallation of the track, which 
features both the actual 
running surface and several 

Wyble said that Tootie 
Carey, director of intramurals, 
has been waiting to assemble 
the track, but has not been 
able to do so due to the lack of 
available maintenance staff 
members. Carey was 
unavailable for comment. 

While waiting for the jogging 
trail, the SGA has been 
remodeling parts of their 

Taylor receives grant for 
summer seminars in China 

Dr. Maxine Taylor, a 
member of the University's 
history faculty since 1 969, 
has received a grant to par- 
ticipate this summer in the 
Fulbright-Hays Faculty 
Seminar in the People's 
Republic of China. 

Taylor, an authority on world 
history, is scheduled to depart 
July 4 and return in mid- 
August. She is one of 14 

participants from Louisiana 
selected to receive the 
competitive grants for the six- 
week cross cultural study and 
research seminar. 

"This seminar will allow me 
as a professor to integrate 
more of world history from the 
Eastern perspective," said 
Taylor, who last summer 
participated in a 1 5-day ad- 
vanced foreign studies trip to 
western Europe. 

office. The large, carpeted 
area of the office has been 
partitioned to form a new, 

The new fogging track will 
be Installed "hopefully by 
the early fall at the latest." 

Shawn Wyble 
SGA president 

larger president's office, said 

"This was done at the 
suggestion of Dean (Fred) 
Bosarge, our adviser," 
commented Wyble. "My 
current office is six feet by 
seven feet. That's tiny, 
especially when someone is 
trying to sit down and talk to 

SGA Vice-President Dan 
Kratz will move into the office 
being vacated by Wyble. 
Kratz's current office will 
"probably be used for 
senators or cabinet members, 
such as State Fair or Public 
Relations committees," said 

"This remodeling will reduce 
the amount of wasted space in 
the office," he added. "The 
outer office will now feel like 
an office instead of a lounge." 

Wyble's original idea of a 
campus television station has 
been dropped because of 

finances, he said. "However, 
we're still looking into using 
channel two here in Nat- 
chitoches (cable). Our 
broadcasting majors could still 
produce the shows," he 

Another project SGA is now 
working on includes the 
popular student discount 
cards, started last year. Mary 
Bane, graduate senator, is 
again heading the discount 
card committee, said Wyble. 

"We also have a hotline for 
students to ask questions of 
Dr. Orze or anyone on 
campus," said Wyble. "All 
students have to do is dial 
357-4501 (the SGA office.) 
An answering machine will 
take over from there." If 
enough questions are asked, 
answers will appear in the 
Current Sauce. 

"Another big project is the 
printing of the SGA con- 
stitution in an attractive way," 
said Wyble, "It won't be in the 
Student Handbook this year, 
since that book's size is being 
trimmed for a more attractive 
design. We're talking about a 
tabloid newspaper format, and 
including it in a NSU/Nat- 
chitoches Survival Guide,'" 
said Wyble. 

"If any students have 
comments or suggestions," 
he said, "I'm always ready to 
hear them." 

an appointment to be advised. 
At this meeting the student will 
fill out his Student Schedule 
Request Form, which is much 
like the Trial Schedule Card 
with an additional twist. 

The Request Form provides 
space for a primary schedule, 
alternate sections, and ap- 
proved alternate courses. The 
primary schedule is a listing of 
the classes the student would 
like to take. The alternate 
section is if a class is full-but a 
different section might be 
available. The approved 
alternate courses are if one 
can't be enrolled in the course 
he wants. These must be filled 
out because students will not 
be able to re-think your 
schedule, as in the past, while 
you're at the computer ter- 

Sound easy so far? 

After the advising, the next 
step will be to go to the dean's 
office and be rechecked and 
approved. If the dean ap- 
proves, it's off to the Com- 
puter Center in Kyser Hall to 
match wits with the computer. 

At the Computer Center, 
students will be registered 
directly on the computer. The 
first thing that shows up on the 
computer screen are any fines 
owed the University. Students 
are advised to pay all of those 
delinquent parking tickets and 
library fines ahead of time. If 
one owes, he doesn't register 
until he pays. 

Next is the real challenge. 

Will you get all of your 
primary schedule or will one 
class flash "closed" on the 
screen? If so, maybe the 
alternate section will work. 
No? Then perhaps you can get 
the approved alternate 
course. Could it be closed 
too? Maybe there should be 
an alternate section for the 
approved alternate course? 

When the schedule is 
complete the student will be 
given a printout of classes and 
fees. He's then through until 
August 27-29, when students 
return to pay your fees in the 

"We realize it's a new 
computer system, so it will be 
a learning experience for all, 
and a little patience will be 
appreciated," said 

July 2, 1985 


Vol 74. No. 2 


Sigma Tau Gamma purchasing DZ lodge 

Sigma Tau Gamma social 
fraternity is in the process of 
purchasing the lodge on 
Greek Hill formerly owned by 
the Delta Zeta sorority, which 
folded last spring. 

Sig Tau members an- 
nounced the impending deal 
last week. The fraternity 
follows Tau Kappa Epsilon and 
Theta Chi as fraternities with 
on-campus accommodations. 
Kappa Alpha and Kappa Sigma 

"We're really glad we 
got the house. " 

Shawn Briggs 
Sfg Tau member 

both maintain off-campus 
residential houses. 

"We're really glad we got 
the house," said Shawn 
Briggs, a senior member of the 
fraternity. "I'm pretty fired up 
about it; I mean, it sure as hell 
beats the tent!" 

Sigma Tau Gamma owned a 
large, residential house on 
Pine Street in Natchitoches for 
several years, before selling it 
in 1978. Since then, the 
fraternity has been without a 
house or lodge. 

"When we sold the old 
house, I thought it might just 
be the end of the chapter," 
said James Webb, a Sig Tau 
alumni who was a vice- 
president at the time the Pine 
Street house was sold. "We 
just didn't have enough 
members to keep that big 
house going. But the guys 
didn't give up. They kept 
paying dues for several years, 
putting some money in an 
account each month," he said. 

"Ever since Sig Tau lost the 
old house, we've been 
thinking ahead, preparing for a 
new place , " he added . 

Webb also added that when 
he was at NSU in the 1 970s, 
Delta Zeta was one of the 
largest sororities. "I hope the 
Sig Tau chapter will save one 
wall or something for DZ 
memorabilia, so that the 
sorority's alumni will have a 
place to come back to," he 

"It is really a shame they had 
to fold," he added. "I know 
how something like that feels 
from when we lost our house." 

Briggs said that members of 
Sigma Tau Gamma would 
begin immediately to make 
improvements and changes to 
the house. 



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"We're going to paint the 
green shutters blue, and cut 
the grass; you know, basic 
house stuff. But we've also 
got to get the air conditioner 

fixed," he said. 

"I'm glad to see one of our 
fraternities move into the 
house," said John Ramsey. 

president of the Interfraternity 
Council. "It will strenthen both 
Sig Tau and the NSU Greek 
system as a whole," he ad- 

New f rat house 

Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity last week announced the purchase of the Delta Zeta 
sorority lodge on Greek Hill. DZ folded last spring. 

Rec Complex proving popular 

Dionetta Jones 

Staff Writer 

The University's Recreation 
Complex has become the hot- 
spot of the summer. 

The complex, which is 
composed of a golf course 
and an Olympic sized 
swimming pool, has become a 
vital necessity for NSU 
students and Natchitoches 
residents as well. Why has the 
recreation complex become 
so popular? According to the 
most faithful supporters, it's 
probably because there is no 
other place in the area that 
provides a relaxed at- 
mosphere and good, clean fun 
at the same time. 

The swimming pool area of 

the complex is filled to 
capacity each day with people 
who do everything from diving 
to just laying out in the sun. "I 
come to get a tan and to 
swim," said Beth Sandiford, 
senior social science 
education major from Florien. 

Betsy Lyle of Lafayette 
stated, "I come out to the 
complex to relax, lie in the sun 
and dream of all the places 
other than Natchitoches that I 
could be." These students 
and many others enjoy the 
reccomplex and make it a part 
of their daily routine. 

Each full-time student and 
some part-time students, pays 

a $25 membership fee that 
entitles them to use the 
complex. Is the fee worth it? 
Nancy Seiple, sophomore 
english education major from 
Waskom, Tx., answered, 
"Yes, I think the fee is worth it, 
but I think the pool should 
open earlier than it does now." 
Betsy Lyle also added that she 
thinks the students should be 
able to bring one free guest as 
other membership 
organizations do. 

The recreation complex is 
located on the Natchitoches - 
Hwy. 1 Bypass, just past the 
vocational school and Nat- 
chitoches Central High 

Sixteen competing for positions 

Sixteen students were 
recently selected to return in 
August to participate in the 
week-long rehearsal camp for 
the NSU Entertainers top 40 
music group. 

"These students passed the 
preliminary round of auditions 
in May and have been invited 
to attend our final audition 
period Aug. 18-25," said 
Leigh Wood Jonson, coor- 
dinator and musical director of 
the Entertainers. 

She added, "During the 
camp, the students will be 
competing for positions and 
scholarships as performers in 

the traveling group. They also 
will learn and polish the 
musical show to be presented 
Aug. 26, the first concert of 
our 1 2th year." 

Jonson said a few additional 
positions may still be available 
to those who qualify. If in- 
terested in arranging a special 
audition, students should call 
her at 357-441 4. 

The following students have 
been invited to participate in 
the NSU Entertainer Camp: 

Female Vocalists — Susan 
Arthur and Lisa Elkins, Nat- 
chitoches; Susan Phillips, 
Bossier City; Diana Shaw, 

Evans; Teresa Sims, 
Haughton, and Candance 
Basco, Lena. 

Male Vocalists — Dru 
Laborde, Marksville; Eric 
Madson, Metairie and Trini 
Triggs, Natchitoches. 

Instrumentalists —Dennis 
Allison on keyboards, Joey 
Craig on guitar, Louis Hyams 
on guitar and bass and Rick 
Pierce on drums, bass and 
guitar, Natchitoches; Robert 
DeVille on drums, Pineville and 
James Lacombe on bass, 

Sound Technician —Jerry 
Davis, DeRidder. 



July 2,1985 
Vol. 74, No. 2 

Fighting loneliness at Maryland 

Fighting loneliness and alienation is the 

aim of a new student program at the University 
of Maryland-College Park Counseling Center. 

The program uses psychology doctoral 
students as leaders in small-group sessions for 
undergraduates learning to make, and keep, 
friends. "(We) essentially provide structured 
interpersonal relationship building groups for 
those... who want to get to know some new 
students, and who want to learn more about 
ways in which they begin, continue and 
end. ..relationships," says Tim White, a PhD 
candidate in UM's counseling psychology 

Nearly 100 students attended the weekly 
90-minute sessions in the program's first year. 
During the sessions, says White, "leaders are 
encouraged to resist imposing too much 
structure or following a strict mapped-out 
course of activities. The focus is on building 
group cohesion, encuraging students to 

gradually share more personal information with 
their peers, and to become more aware to how 
they, themselves, generally facilitate or resist 
getting to know someone else. 

Although White is careful to point out that 
these are not group counseling or 
psychotherapy sessions, he says the program 
has the added benefit of being a useful learning 
tool for the group leaders. In addition to the 
sessions with students, the leaders hold 
weekly 90-minute sessions with the super- 
vising professional staff member to discuss 
their concerns and the progression of their 
groups, and to receive feedback from the 
supervisor and other leaders. 

"The ...program has thus far proven to be a 
creatively useful addition to the Counseling 
Center's repertoire of available services," says 
White. "And the benefits have clearly out- 
weighed the costs for students, leaders and 
the Center's operation as a whole." 

Student government finding new life 

In a time when an increasing number of 
student governments are becoming profit- 
seeking corporations, student government as a 
vehicle of student power found new life on an 
unlikely campus. 

By a 61 percent majority, the students of the 
University of California-Santa Cruz approved a 
new Student Union Constitution, creating a 
democratically elected student assembly to 
discuss, formulate and communicate "the 
student position." 

Student politics at UCSC has been a con- 
fusing,-^^ often frustrating, collection of ad 
hoc committees, task forces, special com- 
mittees and subcommittees. More than 40 
administrative, Academic Senate, and special 
committees have student representatives — 
but the efforts of these representatives were 
uncoordinated. Ratifying the new constitution, 
says one of its co-authors, Ricky Bluthenthal, 
enables students to "...put our house in order 
and alleviate this problem which keeps us a 
disorganized, voiceless mass." 

The constitution creates an assembly made 
of three representatives from each college, led 
by a chairperson selected by a campuswide 
election. Representatives to the assembly will 
be elected within the colleges and will be 
required to report monthly to their college 
councils, thus providing the councils with a 
needed medium for voicing their campuswide 
concerns. The student representatives on the 
various campus committees would report to the 
assembly and allow students to influence 
administrative policy before it is made formal. 

"With the new constitution," say Bluthenthal, 
"students (can) reclaim some of the original 
qualities of UCSC." 

According to Bluthenthal, UCSC was 
originally meant to have the research facilities 
of a large university but the small classes, 
commitment to undergraduate education, and 
"personable" administration of a small 
university. Toward this goal, students, faculty 
and administrators were decentralized in the 
colleges. This structure, says Bluthenthal, 

provided "Santa Cruz students with access to 
the workings of the university that most ... 
student(s) would envy." In 1979, however, 
UCSC was restructured — centralizing many 
administrative units and reorganizing college 
boards into larger divisions. 

"As a consequence," says Bluthenthal, 
"student input into the running of UCSC (was) 
lost. The student organizational structure which 
is centered at the colleges is no longer suf- 
ficient. respond to the administration. Nor is 
it sufficient for us to articulate and bring to 
fruition our vision of a university education." 

The student struggle for an Ethnic Studies 
component in the UCSC general education 
requirements was often pointed to as proof of 
the need for a new student government. After 
1 3 years of effort by student groups and in- 
dividuals, the requirement was recently 
passed. Supporters of the constitution argued 
that passage would likely have come much 
more quickly had those efforts been assisted, if 
not unified and enhanced, by a central student 

The argument persuaded even the influential 
campus news magazine, City on a Hill, to break 
its long-standing opposition of student 
government and support the new constitution. 
"...(The) staff's traditional view that student 
concerns are better communicated through 
large-scale protest rather than student 
government doesn't seem as legitimate 
anymore," said an unsigned editorial. "The key 
may be to pound the pavement and shuffle the 
official papers... At best, the UCSC Student 
Union would earn students more influence over 
University decisions; at worst it will be har- 
mlessly ineffective." 

Bluthenthal, however, is more optimistic: "By 
constituting the students... as one body we will 
increase our political clout. No longer will we be 
perceived or act as separated, alienated 
student groups. We will instead be an em- 
powered and educated student body, devoted 
both to UCSC's ideals and quaility education." 


UNFAIR in its coverage of the 
Guaranteed Student Loan 
default rate, says Rep. William 
D. Ford, D-Mich. Ford says 
the GSL default rate hovers 
around 5 percent, a figure he 
calls magnificent for an un- 
secured loan program, and 
says the media has been 
blowing it out of proportion. "I 
wish people who don't un- 
derstand the program would 
quit writing about the 
program," says Ford. 


gained the approval of the 
Student Government 
Association at Missouri 
Western State College. The 
SGA endorsed a resolution to 
amend the dorm rules to allow 
bedroom visits by the opposite 
sex between 6 and 1 p.m. 

KIDS: Asked to name their 
greatest heroes, U. of 
Wisconsin-Madison students 
picked their parents over all 
others. Mothers got six times 
as many first place votes as 
any other heroine and fathers 
got twice as many as any 
other man. Jesus Christ 
placed second among heroes; 
Mother Theresa and Jane 
Fonda tied for second among 
heroines. One surprised 
sociologist remarked that the 
American family may be in 
better shape than people think 
it is. 

A SEX SURVEY by the Brown 
U. Human Sexuality Group 
Independent Study Project 
found that while 82 percent of 
the students polled agreed 
they needed intimate 
relationships, 32 percent 
feared intimacy and 60 
percent approved of casual 
sex. Sex with close friends 
was reported by 44 percent 
and half of those said they 
remained friends afterward. 
One-third agreed with the idea 
that men are looking for sex 
and women are looking for 


almost got an impromptu 
baptism at Northern Illinois U. 
A group of students there 
picked up James "Brother 
Jim" Giles and attempted to 
dunk him in a nearby creek. 
University police intervened to 
prevent the dunking. 


according to nearly 75 per- 
cent of the college students 
polled in the 1985 Molson 
Gold survey. An equal number 
rate the quality of their 
education high but 60 percent 
would, if given the chance, 
choose a different school. 

July 2, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 2 


fravolta's Perfect is anything but 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Not Perfect 

Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta star in the Columbia 
Pictures release of Perfect. Travolta stars as a magazine 
reporter; Curtis is an aerobics instructor. 

Perfect has ended its run in Natchitoches, but is still 
playing in both Alexandria and Shreveport. 

First western since 1 970's 

Columbia Picture's Perfect 
is far from that. The film stars 
John Travolta as Adam 
Lawrence, a reoorter for 
Rolling Stone, and Jamie Lee 
Curtis as Jessie Wilson, an 
aerobics instructor. 

Says Aaron Latham, who 
wrote Perfect along with 
producer James Bridges, 
"Part of the film is about 
what's wrong with journalism." 
Which part? "But the other half 
of the story is about what's 
right with journalism." Oh, 

That sounds noble and 
deep, kind of like All The 
President's Men, right? 
Wrong. After watching the 
movie, one leaves feeling that 
there is nothing right or wrong 
with journalism. 

The story pits reporter 
Lawrence with Jessie, a very 
popular aerobics instructor at 
the Sports Connection, as he 
trys to find the real reason why 
men and women hang out at 
health clubs. Is it to get in 
shape? Or to get something 

Jessie refuses to grant 
Lawrence an interview and it is 
at this point, I assume, that we 
are supposed to become 
interested in this hard, bossy 
character. What deep dark 
secret does she have? Well, 
as we soon find out, she did 
have an affair with her 
swimming instructor years ago 
and the publicity ruined her 
chances as an Olympic 
hopeful and her instructor's 

Oh, isn't the press just 
horrible to do that to this 
sweetie? Well, she has finally 
lifted herself from the ashes 
enough to carry on bravely as 
an aerobics instructor. Tsk, 

The twist of Lawrence's 
story turns to showing health 
clubs as the "singles bars of 
the 80s." Laraine Newman, as 
Linda, plays one of the more 
promiscuous characters at the 
Sports Connection. Her 
performance is one of the 
film's only redeeming qualities. 
The other is an admirable 
performance by Anne De 
Salvo as photographer Frankie 

Newman's character is 

lonely and fulfills her desire for 
acceptance and love by 
"working out" to find a man, or 
as it usually turns out, men. 
Had her character been more 
developed and taken on a 
major part of the plot, the 
movie would have been much 
more interesting. 

But the seriousness of her 
dilemma is ruined for the 
audience. Her friend Sally, 
laughably played by Marilu 
Henner, has found ac- 
ceptance and love in the form 
of Chippendale's dancer, 
Roger, played by Mathew 
Reed. Now isn't that sweet. 

The entire movie can be 
summed up in one scene. 
While trying to get this story, 
and Jessie, Lawrence joins 
one of her aerobics classes. 
Now anyone who knows 
anything about aerobics 
knows that excessive pelvic 
movement is not a part of it. 
Instead of creating a stormy, 
sexy union between the 
characters, the scene is 
borderline vulgar and 
downright ridiculous. As is the 
rest of the movie. 

By the end of the film 
nobody cares what happens 
to any of the characters. Just 
that they would go away. On a 
scale of one to ten ... 2 . 

Eastwood, western riding high in Pale Rider 

Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider, 
the first western since 1 974's 
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 
which also starred Eastwood, 
was released Friday and is 
now playing in Natchitoches at 
the Parkway Cinema. 

And if you're a fan of 
westerns, then Eastwood's 
latest will please you. 

Pale Rider is typical 
western. The press release 
even begins: 

"A nameless stranger rides 
into the corrupt and explosive 
gold rush town of LaHood, 
California. His arrival coin- 
cides with the prayer of a 
young girl who is hoping for a 
miracle to end the sudden and 
random violence in the 

Fifteen-year-old Megan 
Quietly recites from the Bible 
And I looked and beheld a 
Pale horse: and his name that 
s at on him was Death, and Hell 
followed with him.'" 

•s this the stuff Americana 
westerns are made of, or 
Wr iat? it's tough to guess who 
ls 9oing to be playing this 
cowboy in shining armor, right. 

Hell, they don't even give 
Eastwood a name in the 
movie. He's the "nameless 

Spare me. 

Megan is the daughter of the 
fiancee of one of the "good 
guys" in the movie, Hull 
Barret, played well by Michael 

Opposite Eastwood as Pale 
Rider are LaHood, the 
ruthless, self-made mining 
king who is such a weasel he 
hires the county marshall, 
played by John Russell, to get 
rid of the good guys. 

Simple western plot, right? 

This is also a unique western 
in that the authors managed to 
tie in the Apocalypse and 
other Biblical and supernatural 
creations in with the movie. 

Eastwood even says "In 

Sfar Wars they talked about 
'the force.' Well, westerns 
use all those same elements. " 

Rider is perfect for Eastwood 
and his dry sense of humor. 
There are no great lines like 
"make my day" for him in this 
movie, he nevertheless 
graces the screen with his 

presence. (California and Idaho) is good, 

In fact, the entire cast is and so is everything else, 
pretty good. The scenery Western fans, rejoice. 

You've got a good one here. 
On a scale of one to ten, let's 
say. ..8. 

Make My Day, Sheriff 

Clint Eastwood stars as the unnamed hero In the first western in several years, Pale 
Rider. The film is currently showing at the Parkway Cinema in Natchitoches. 



July 2, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 2 

Union shuts down 
its bowling alley 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Chasing the record 

Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson Is Inducted into the state Sports Hall of Fame 
at ceremonies last weekend. Robinson needs four wins to break "Bear" Bryant's all-time 
win record. 

Hall of Fame Inducts seven 

continued from 
page one 

Jim Corbett, the late LSU 
athletic director for 1 2 years, 
and one of the founders of the 
first landmark college sports 
TV package. Corbett was 
LSU's AD when the 1958 
Tigers won the national 
football championship. 

In addition to what Pierce 
called "an all-star lineup" 
being inducted, several of the 
presenters were also "stars," 
including all-time home run 
king Hank Aaron, who 
presented Garr, and former 
pro footballer Tank Younger 
helped to induct Robinson, his 
college coach. 

Miller Lite spokesman Buck 
Buchanan presented Brown, 
and pro golfer Marilyn Smith 
helped with the induction of 

Robinson, the last of the 
inductees during the three- 
hour banquet, was an obvious 
crowd favorite, especially to a 
large contingent from 

"I thank God for 
everything," said Robinson. 
"He's made it easy for me. 
After 44 years, I still love what 
I do." 

Robinson also thanked the 
late head baseball coach and 
president of Grambling, Dr. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, 
who gave the head coach his 
first job. 

"That first year I had no 
budget, no staff, no nothing," 
he said. "But I did have the 
love and support of that man," 
he added as he began to cry. 

He followed with a joke. "I 
had the support just so I didn't 

steal any of Dr. Jones' 
baseball players!" 

Casanova thanked the 
Cincinatti Bengals "for letting 
me go to med school while 
playing." He then added "and 
I also thank the University , of 
Cincinatti Medical School, for 
letting me play while in 

Creed commented on the 
importance of being the first 
woman in the Hall of Fame, 
while Brown and Garr each 
reminisced about old times 

"The response of the in- 
ductees reflected the im- 
portance of this event," said 
Pierce after the banquet. 
"They were emotional, 
touched, and of course, 

He added that not only the 
banquet went over well. "We 
had 90 players in the golf 

tournament, and we. had to 
turn down about two or three 
dozen more," he said. "The 
country club had asked us to 
limit it to 72." 

The receptions at the 
Holiday Inn "lasted until 2 and 
3 in the morning," said Pierce. 
"There were a lot of people 
sitting around talking about the 
good ole days." 

"We have a first class 
production, one that brings as 
much recognition to Nor- 
thwestern and Natchitoches 
as does any other event," said 
Pierce, adding that nine 
television stations and 
newspapers from every city in 
the state carried different 
events from the weekend. 

The most frequent question 
being asked around the Union 
these days seems to be: 
"What's happening with the 
bowling alley?" 

"Right now we're bidding 
out the parts, the lanes and 
their equipment, to sell," said 
Camille Hawthorne, director of 
student activities. "We are 
looking into converting the 
space into offices, or maybe 
another place for people to 
eat. There is even a possibility 
that we could show our SAB 
movies there, instead of using 
the auditorium in Kyser Hall. 
But we are waiting to see what 
it will look like after the bowling 
equipment is gone," 
Hawthorne continued. 

The decision to take out the 
bowling alley was swayed by 
several factors. "For one 
thing, the lanes are not 
sanctioned," Hawthorne said. 
"In other words, you could 
bowl a 300 game here and it 
would not be recognized." 
Another main problem is the 
damage the bowling alley has 
suffered over the years. The 
area is right under the 
cafeteria, and, after many 
years, the drains simply 
rusted, causing water to leak 
on the lanes. "It would take an 
exorbiant amount of money to 
get it redone." 

"We want any suggestions 

from students about what the) 
may want down there 
concluded Hawthorne. "We'ri 
open for ideas." 
Construction is now unded. 

"It would take an 
exorbitant amount oi 
money to get it redone. 

Camille Hawthorne 
director of 
student activities 

way to create a new, larger 
facility for Guys 'n' Gals. The 
area which once housed video 
games has been partitioned 
off across the front of the 

"We are hoping to provide 
more service for students," 
said Bonnie Pace, owner of 
Guys 'n' Gals. "With more 
room we will now have five 
operators instead of four. W«| 
will also be adding a sun- 
tanning room," she said. 

Another factor in the move is 
the security for the Union 
building. In the past, the 
building was left open 
because Guys 'n' Gals] 
operates year round. Now, an 
outside door has been added 
for access to the shop without 
leaving the building open. 

"We think that it will be a Id 
better for NSU, security -wise, 
Pace said. "And we hope to 
be moved in two weeks." 


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Vol. 74, No. 2 

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Pleading (for) the fifth 

The Fourth of July is upon us in two days, and 
unlike last summer, the University will cancel classes. 
However, classes resume Friday, only to halt again 
for the two day weekend. 

Many students would like to take this opportunity to 
go home for a four-day break, which would be 
beneficial, especially since final exams begin in three 

It makes little sense for classes to be cancelled on 
Thursday instead of Friday, the fifth. If Friday were 
the holiday, then students could have a three-day 
weekend and celebrate at night on the Fourth. 

Or better yet, why not the two-day holiday to 
celebrate one of our nation's milestones? 

If one day off is acceptable when we beat Louisiana 
Tech, then two are definitely in order now. 

Welcome back 

Sigma Tau Gamma acquired the Delta Zeta lodge 
on Greek Hill last week. This is a step forward for the 
University, its fraternity system and for Sig Tau. 

The fraternity has been the only regular-rush 
fraternity to not have a house for the past six years. 
The addition of another on-campus lodge will 
probably bring more Northwestern men into the 
fraternity system. 

While it is tragic that Delta Zeta sorority is no longer 
contributing to student life at Northwestern, it is 
encouraging to see another Greek organization 
taking over. Hopefully, another sorority will soon 
colonize on campus. The three remaining groups are 
almost the same size, so now is the time to move 

Congratulations to the fraternity on their new 
addition. And, by the way... welcome back. 

Our third world nation 

Louisiana is a banana republic? 
Our idea of the good life is a "pickup truck and two 

We're as progressive as a Latin American country, 
and out to secede from the Union and file for foreign 

So says state representative Kevin Reilly of Baton 
Rouge in an interview last week with LSU's The 
Summer Reveille newspaper. 

Reilly, angry because fellow lawmakers refuse to 
cut the budget or increase funding for education, 
added that the biggest accomplishment of this 
session is keeping the New Orleans Saints from 
marching out... for now. 

Reilly's comments have been heard throughout the 
South. Images of Louisiana are obviously not very 
Qood right now. 

Repairing our tarnished image begins in Baton 
Rouge, and Reilly does have some power to try and 
force some changes. It will be tough. The Long-era 
Politics still exist in the Legislature. 

But when the going gets tough, the tough get 

Or do they? 

GARFIELD^ by Jim Davis 

OH COME on now do 


Summertime in the Old South 

"Summertime... and the 
livin' is easy... catfish jum- 
pin'... and the cotton is 

George Gershwin had a 
good idea when he wrote the 
lyrics to that song. And after 
recently visiting New Jersey 
for two weeks and spending a 
day in New York City, I found 
that some people up there still 
cling to old myths about the 
South. Something about 
plantations, paddlewheel 
boats and cotton. I think 
Gershwin should have come 
to Natchitoches in the sum- 

It does seem as though 
summer in the South should 

be a scene from Gone With 
The Wind. Sitting out on the 
veranda drinking mint juleps. 

Wouldn't it be nice if we 
really did wake up to the smell 


of bacon and molasses, 
watching the sun rise over the 
plantation? It's more like being 
awakened by a horrible alarm 
clock (I hate that thing) and 
watching Bewitched as I coax 

My, how I hate Bunkie 

It's one of those dreaded 

Like going to the doctor, 
when she's 76 and insists that 
the medicine will work better if 
given in the posterior region. 

Like going to a Trig test, and 
finding out that the smart little 
Louisiana School kid you sat 
next to has the chicken pox 
and will miss today's big test. 

Like (gulp) signing up for 
classes for the fall semester, 
when, despite all the promises 
of a registration straight out of 


Utopia, you know you'll be 
there for hours. 

Along with these hated 
things comes the worst of all: 

Driving through Bunkie. 

Or it could be worse. 
Stopping in Bunkie. 

Being from a city in the 
southern part of the state, I 
"get" to travel to Natchitoches 
up scenic Highway 71 from 
Krotz Springs to Alexandria. 
Really beautiful sights, like 

dead animals, sawmills, far- 
mers with a mouthful of 
tobacco driving school zone 
speed, and pink shotgun 
houses adorn the roadside. 
And then comes Bunkie. 

It's the only town in the 
world where the speed limit 
drops from 55 to 25 in a 
matter of feet. And of course, 
there's always a Billy-Bob man 
in blue waiting, with radar gun 
in tow. 

You know the type. The kind 
that would pull up and demand 
your license. When he finds 
out you're from Northwestern, 
"oh, a real speed Demon, are 
you?" Oh boy... he made a 

And I bet he's from Tech, 

Fast food variety is not 
exactly a Natchitoches 
tradition. Come on. People do 
get tired of chicken, burgers, 
pizza, and yes, even Taco 

It could be worse, though, 
NSU could be in Bunkie - a 
town graced with a Stark's, 
Pizza Hut, Whipt Dip, and Mr. 
see "Bunkie USA" 
on page eight 

myself from bed. 

Another myth that many 
people have of southerners is 
that we sit back and relax 

see "Deep South" 
on page eight 

Current Sauce 

John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Lance Ellis 

Sports Editor 

Dionetta Jones 
Chuck Shaw 

News Staff 

Lucy LeBlanc 

Business Manager 

Russel Bienvenu 


The Current Sauce is 
published every other 
week during the summer 
session by students of 
Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana. 

Editorial and business 
offices are located at Kyser 
Hall 225A. Office hours 
are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday 
through Thursday. The 
telephone number is (318) 
357-5456. An answering 
machine will record 
messages after office 

All correspondence is 
welcome, and should be 
brought by the office or 
mailed to P.O. Box 5306, 
University Station, Nat- 
chitoches, LA. 71497. 

Current Sauce is printed 
and entered as second 
class mail in Natchitoches, 
LA. The USPS number 140- 


July 2, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 2 

Johnson appeals for help with Renaissance Festival 

Dear Editor 

I am again writing the Sauce 
as a means of speaking 
directly to students, faculty 
and friends of Northwestern, 
and again I am speaking of our 
annual Medieval-Renaissance 
Festival and Fair. 

For the last two years 
Northwestern has held a 
Medieval-Renaissance Festi- 
val, including the Fair pat- 
terned after historical fairs and 
the big one in Texas. The 
Festival includes films Lion in 

Winter, last year, video tapes 
King Lear and Monty Python 
and the Holy Grail, 
discussions, art exhibits, 
plays, all leading into the Fair. 

During the week of the 
Festival, President Orze has 
approved the naming of a 
student as Lord of Misrule, a 
different student for each day. 
The Lord of Misrule, then, is 
licensed to dismiss classes 
and to play pranks, to jest and 
to kiss, to dance and to tease. 

At the Fair are knights and 

ladies, squires and maidens, 
inn-keepers and serving- 
wenches. Games are 
sponsored; foods and 
refreshments are sold; 
contests are held; and a 
general air of carnival prevails. 
Camelot comes to NSU as 
knighthoods and ladyships are 

Last year a student group, 
Council of ye Reveals, was 
formed to organize and 
supervise the Festival. With 
Clay Williams as its president 

and High Master of the 
Revels, it has applied for a 
University charter as an of- 
ficial organization; and I hope 
its approval will soon be an- 

The Council of ye Revels is 
open to all students who are 
interested in joining the 
festivities; and all who are 
interested should contact 
David Silver, Patricia 
Quayhagen, Michael Landry, 
or me. 

In addition to the Festival, 

other events are being 
planned, such as 
Renaissance Banquet in the 
Fall and a Revels Party for 
members of ye Council after 
the Festival. 

These remain essentially 
student events, put on by 
students for students. Thus, 
their success depends upon 
students. If you wish to get 
involved, let me or a member 
of ye Council know. 

Jos. A. Johnson 
Language Arts 

How might LSU-NSU merger affect Northwestern? 

Dear Editor 

Northwestern has justi 
celebrated its 100th an- 
niversary; A century of 
scholarship, excellence and 
tradition. Its roots go back to 
1714 when St. Denis founded 
the first permanent settlement 
in the 885,000 square-mile 
Louisiana Purchase on what 
was to become the campus of 

In the 1960s LSU 
established new campuses in 
Alexandria, Eunice and 
Shreveport. Millions of dollars 
are spent erecting new 
buildings hiring teachers, staff, 
administration and buying new 
equipment, duplicating these 
items in the universities 
already in existance. The state 
had plenty of money. 

It is now the 1980s. 

Vietnam is a memory. The 
college draft deferment is 
over, children of the post war 
baby boom have been 
educated and college 
enrollment is down nationwide 
and with it tuition. Oil prices 
have declined and with them 
tax dollars received by the 
state, some of which were 
used to finance higher public 
education. Colleges and 

universities are struggling for 
their very lives. 

Now, NSU is being con- 
sidered for merger into the 
LSU system. Few facts are 
now known as to how this 
would affect our school. Much 
of this will be examined as a 
feasibility study is conducted 
over the coming months. Will 
the state's efforts to save 
Northwestern from its 

The Deep South 

continued from 
page seven 

while other people work. Ha! 
Granted, I've never done 
manual labor, but I can't 
remember a summer when I 
didn't work. 

Every summer for four years 
I peddled Coke and popcorn 
to littleleaguers, Dixie Youths, 
frustrated fathers and wilted 
mothers. I listened to com- 
plaints, gripes and parents talk 
about their "babies." (These 
"babies" were usually 6-4" 
and/or 1 99 pounds.) 

I think I would have rather 
been picking cotton. 

Then I worked at an in- 
surance agency. Ah, the 
figure of the southern gen- 
tleman rises again! Plush, air 
conditioned office, just sittin' 

back and sellin' policies with 
huge commissions, no 
problems. It was more like a 
plush secretary's chair, sittin' 
up and typin' policies with 
huge amounts of liquid paper. 
The mule and the plow were 
looking better and better! 

And then there is the myth 
of southern recreation. Riding 
horses, fishing all day, taking 
dips in the clear, cool stream 
out back, riding a paddle 
wheel boat down the 
Mississippi. Cane River is a far 
cry from cool, clear or 
sanitary. And a barge ride on 
Sibley Lake is not a substitute 
for the Cotton Blossom 

About the only recreation I 
ever get in the summer is 
watching other guys play 

baseball while I sit in the 
stands with the southern 
belles... uh, I mean girls. That 
sounds worthy of a southern 
gentleman, right? But even 
that can be dangerous. After 
getting hit with a pop up foul 
ball last year, I still cringe 
when I hear the sound of a bat 
hitting a ball. 

This summer I have bravely 
left the shade trees of my 
"plantation" on Jefferson 
Street to further my education 
by attending summer school. 
(And the educational system in 
Louisiana is about the only 
thing that still is antebellum.) 

Instead of a servant coming 
in every morning to help you 
dress and eat breakfast, we 
have teachers who come in 
every morning to help us learn 

and test us. And going to the 
same classes everyday is 
more like pulling teeth than 
picking cotton. 

I think I'll go back to New 
York to get some rest. 

"Summertime... but the livin' 
ain't easy..." 

economic woes result in i 
LSU-N? Will NSU be stripped 
of its nursing and other fine 
programs in Shreveport, 
Alexandria and Leesville if 
brought into the LSU system? 
Can the merger increase 
enrollment, provide more 
funds and add to the quality of; 
the education that is now 
provided or does NSU 
become a stepchild of the LSU 

A solution to the problems 
being faced by NSU will have 
to be found. The state is 
considering this merger as at 
measure to improve both LSU 
and NSU. Those who wism 
Northwestern to progress 
must now step forward with', 
support for our University. We 
have reached the crossroads, 
it is now time to choose om 

Joe Sampite, Mayor 
City of Natchitoches ! 

Bunkie USA 

continued from 
page seven 

Cook. What more could you 
ask for? 

A barf bag, perhaps. 

And the big question in life... 
What in the world do people in 
Bunkie actually do? I don't 
think the Wal-Mart can employ 
the entire town. The one place 
that reflects any type of in- 
dustry is a large wooden 
structure which caved in 
several years ago. And sat 

there for several years. 

Sounds like Caldwell Hall, 
doesn't it? 

Last month, I stopped at the 
ol' Bunkie Exxon for gas. The 
lady who took my credit card 
(and filled it out wrong twice) 
commented that I was the first 
customer all day... and it was 
almost noon. 

"Seems like everyone's 
leaving this town," she said. "I 
can't understand why." 

"You can't?" I said with a 

shocked look on my face. 

Despite my obvious love for 
this quaint town, I now take an 
alterante route. From 
Alexandria to New Roads is 
Highway 1 , a really pretty road 
through open fields and 
beautiful swamp land. 

...With no Bunkie in sight. 

John Ramsey is a junior public 
relations/pre-law major from Baton 

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Graduating seniors register first 

Advanced registration to begin Wednesday 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

Advanced registration for 
the fall semester will be 
conducted beginning Wed- 
nesday, and lasting through 
July 26. Although there will 
not be an alphabetical 
procedure as usual, there will 
be days reserved for certain 
classifications of students. 

Graduate students will 
report to the Graduate School 

in Roy Hall any day during pre- 

Nursing students on the 
Shreveport campus will report 
to the School of Nursing and 
meet with their adviser. 

Undergraduate students on 
the Natchitoches campus will 
follow this procedure for 
registering. Wednesday is 
reserved for all students 
graduating in December. The 
students must contact their 
advisor or department head 

and complete the "Student 
Schedule Request Form." 
After completing the form, the 
students will report to their 
academic dean for approval 
before going to the Computer 
Center for registering. 

July 18-24 is reserved for 
all senior college students 
(those students not in the 
Freshman Division of Basic 
Studies.) These students must 
make an appointment with 
their adviser or department 

head to be advised. After 
making the appointment, the 
procedure is the same as that 
of the graduating senior. The 
student completes the 
schedule form, gets approved 
by the dean , then will go to the 
Computer Center to register. 

July 25-26 is for all 
Freshman Division students in 
the College of Basic Studies. 
These students will follow the 
same procedure as the other 
undergraduates. Students 

who do not know their ad- 
visers or are unable to contact 
them should contact the Dean 
of Basic Studies in the Old 
Trade School. 

The fall class schedules are 
currently available in the 
University Bookstore. The 
schedule provides a list of 
telephone numbers to be used 
in setting up your appointment 
to be advised. The schedule 
see "Registration" 
on page two 

Sixth annual Folk Festival opens 
Friday with largest exhibit ever 

The sixth annual Nat- 
chitoches Folk Festival opens 
Friday with the largest exhibit 
in the history of the Festival. 
The Festival will run through 
Sunday in Prather Coliseum. 

The exhibit pays tribute to 
Louisiana's working cowboys 
and cattlemen, which is this 
year's theme. The cattle in- 
dustry exhibit will be larger 
and more colorful than any 
other in the Festival's history. 

The celebration begins 
Friday evening with a music 
show beginning at 8 p.m. 
Traditional and contemporary 
country-western music will be 
presented by the Louisiana 
Hay ride Road Snow. A dance 

will follow at 10p.m. 


Saturday daytime 
program begins at 1 a.m. and 
will feature music on three 
stages, ethnic foods and 
master craftsmen. Sunday's 
program will be a repeat of 
Saturday's features. 

The Saturday evening music 
show, from 8 to 1 1 :30 p.m., 
will be highlighted by the 
Cajun fiddling of Hadley 
Castille and his Cajun Grass 

This year's Foik Festival will 
showcase several outdoor 
activities including hor- 
seshoeing and working 
cowboy demonstrations. 

"Overall, this Festival does a 
better job reflecting the 
development and the current 
nature of the working cowboy 
occupation and the cattle 
industry," said Dr. Donald 
Hatley, director of the 
Louisiana Folklife Center 
which sponsors the Folk 

Tickets for each of the four 
sessions are $4 for adults and 
$2 for children, 7 years old 
and above. Four session 
books are available for $1 2 for 
adults and $8 for children. 

Students will be admitted with 
ID. For tickets or other in- 
formation, call the Louisiana 
Folklife Center at 357-4332 

Cajun Fiddler 

Hadley Castile and his band will again be a feature 
attraction of the 1 985 Natchitoches Folk Festival, set for 
this weekend. 

Musical opens tonight; six shows scheduled 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Beginning tonight, Nat- 

chitoches audiences will have 
a chance to experience what 
Time magazine has called "a 
crystalline and incandescent 


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evening" when the curtain is 
raised on Jacques Brel is Alive 
and Well and Living in Paris at 
7:30 in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

The musical revue 
described by Clive Barnes of 
the New York Times as 
"impassioned and powerful," 
stars such local talent as Ryan 
Horton, Molly Thornton, Jim 
Hunt, Lil Taylor, John Michael 
Strange and Amanda Bryant. 

The musical enjoyed a 

successful four-year run on 
Broadway after opening in 
New York in 1 968. The revue 
is a major show of Brels 
songs, which became the 
voice of Paris in the 1 950s 
and '60s. A Belgian who lived 
in Paris, Brel both wrote and 
sang his songs, in the manner 
of preceding French cabaret 

After a performance in 
Carnegie Hall in 1965, 
American audiences have 
been captivated and delighted 
by Brel's work. His music and 

commentary, originally in 
French, are the basis for the 
musical, adapted to English by 
Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. 

Jacques Brel.... will run 
Tuesday through Thursday 
and again on the same days 
next week under the direction 
of Ray Schexnider. The 
musical director is Dr. William 

Tickets for the six per- 
formances are priced at $4 for 
adults and $2 for non-NSU 
students. Students are ad- 
mitted with ID. 

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IN6WS July 16, 1985 / 

^* 1 * Vol. 74, No. 3 * 


Financial Aid plans changes 

(Nonetta Jones 

Staff Writer 

The City's Best 

Northwestern student Yevette Jordan, newly-chosen Miss 
Natchitoches, is crowned by the 1984 winner, Kay la Murphy 
at Friday night's pageant in the A.A. Fredericks Center. 
Jordan is now eligible for the Miss Louisiana pageant next 


The Student Financial Aid 
Office has installed new 
equipment to benefit the 
students, according to Terry 
Faust, director of the office. 

The new computer system, 
which was put into use this 
summer, was installed to 
reduce the hazards of and 
make the registration process 
easier. "I'm every optimistic 
about the new computer 
software. There are still a few 
problems, but I'm confident 
that the new system will 
enable us to give the students 
quicker and better service," 
said Faust. 

The new computer system 
has brought about several 
changes in the financial aid 
process. Scholarships will no 
longer be given as checks 


continued from 
page one 

also provides a trial schedule 
to be used by the student prior 
to filling out the student 
schedule request form. 

All students should report 
back to school between Aug. 
26 and Aug. 29 to pay their 
fees in the Union Ballroom. 


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every month but will be 
credited to the student's 
account for room and board. 
Any money left over will be 
paid directly to the student in a 
refund check. Students will 
also no longer be given book 
store credit. The new com- 
puter system will be able to 
handle accounting procedures 
easier and print out refund 
checks faster so that the 
students will be able to pay for 
their books in cash. 

The computer system has 
also changed the usual 
financial aid award letter form. 
The award letter now informs 
the students of their financial 
aid benefits awarded, the 

amounts and the expected 
amount of indirect college 

According to Faust, th 
financial aid office has also 
received a small increase in| 
college work study money,! 
and there are still several otheri 
forms of financial aid available 
for eligible students. 

"One of my major goals asl 
financial aid director has bei 
to be able to help all studen 
who want college work stu 
jobs or any kind of financii 
assistance to obtain it. Wli 
haven't reached that stage 
yet, but we are optimistic that 
in the future we will have thel 
funds to do so," stated Faust. 









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Tina Turner joins cast 
for latest adventures 

John Ramsey 


Beyond the Dome 

Rock star Tina Turner joins Mel Gibson in the latest of the Mad Max series, Mad Max 
Beyond Thunderdome. The movie is currently showing in area theatres. 

Nuclear war has destroyed 
what we know as civilization 
and Mad Max, one of the 
holocaust's survivors, is pitted 
against the burned-out world, 
which includes every freak 

Such was the plot of Mad 
Max and its sequel, The Road 
Warrior, both of which starred 
Mel Gibson in the title role and 
did quite well at the box office. 
Well enough to warrant a third 
film in the series. 

Enter Mad Max Beyond 

Gibson returns for his role in 
Thunderdome, and is pitted 
against Grammy-winner Tina 
Turner, who stars as Aunty 
Entity, leader of the thriving 
market city Bartertown , where 
anything, from a sip of water to 
a human life, is subject to 

Filmed in the outback of 
Australia, a perfect, barren 
wasteland, Thunderdome is 
somewhat believable. In- 
dividual settlements have 
appeared, none apparently 
linked, since survivors of the 

'St. Elmo's Fire' doesn't make the grade 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Columbia Picture's St. 
Elmo's Fire sparks, but never 

Considering the actors and 
the idea, the movie is 
disappointing. All of the actors 
are talented but this talent is 
virtually untapped in St. 
Elmo's. And the plot, although 
it had potential, is boring. 

We open to a group of 
seven, graduating from 
college, all mis-matched, each 
with his or her own idiosyn- 
cracies, which we barely 
realize. They all have some 
driving force, but we never 
discover what they are. From 
the very beginning we don't 
know why these people are 
the way they are and how they 
a" got to be friends. Instead of 

an effective and insightful 
ensemble, as in The Breakfast 
Club, incongruent, half- 
developed plots are created. 

The story is about what 
happens after college and how 
the different characters 
change in relation to them- 
selves and to each other. But 
we never know what they 
change from or into. 

For instance, Emilio 
Estevez, as Kirby, is 
hopelessly in love with a 
female intern who was a 
senior during his freshman 
year. After seeing her at the 
hospital, he begins to follow 
her everywhere. 
"Everywhere" includes to a 
mountain resort, in the middle 
of a blizzard, where she is with 
another man. Sounds more 
like The Love Boat than 
anything else. This part of the 
movie could have been totally 

left out. We never find out why 
Kirby was so enthralled with 
the girl. Nor do we care. 

At the outset, Judd Nelson 
as Alex, and Ally Sheedy, as 
Leslie, seem the perfect 
couple. He is an aspiring 
politician, who really seems to 
have his head on straight. But 
then we find out that he is 
fooling around and she wants 
to pursue a career. 

Andrew McCarthy as Kevin, 
Alex's best friend, is secretly 
in love with Leslie and after 
Alex and Leslie break up they 
get together. But then she 
decides she just wants to be 
alone, but they can all still be 
friends. How mature. 

And this is after Alex and 
Leslie fight over Bruce 
Springsteen albums. 

Then there's Jules, played 
by Demi Moore. She gets 
caught up in an affair with her 

boss and then with cocaine. 
Her character is interesting, 
but her plotline, a little 

Rob Lowe's Billy is a little 
unconventional. He has long- 
hair, an earring, a wife, a child 
and no apparent purpose. He 
can't hold a job, but does hold 
the interest of greeting card 
heiress Mare Winningham, as 
Wendy. She is in love with 
him. But why? 

Of all the performances, 
McCarthy's and Winningham's 
are the best. And Lowe just 
kind of walks through his part 
with an occassional intended 
profound statement, such as 
what "St. Elmo's Fire" means. 
I don't really know, but he told 

The movies flaws include 
weak character development. 

see "St. Brno's Rre 

on page eight 

nuclear wars created their 
own settlements with little of 
past civilization. 

Aunty Entity's cohorts in the 
film, played by Angelo Rossito 
and Paul Larsson, collectively 
make up Master Blaster, a 
dwarf sitting atop a giant. 

And how's this for a 
lifestyle? The dwarf is one of 
the few intelligent people in 
Bartertown and has cornered 
the market on the town's 
energy source — hog manure. 


Bartertown's law is 
represented by the Thun- 
derdome, a large, steel, 
geometric arena, topped by a 
neon sign. Since the premise 
is that arguments started the 
nuclear holocaust, arguments 
must be avoided. Therefore, 
the code for the law and 
Thunderdome, is simple. 

Two enter, but only one 

Gibson is excellent once 
again as Mad Max, who makes 
his way to Bartertown to 
retrieve a stolen camel train. 
His trip takes him to Thun- 
derdome and beyond, to a lost 
world where a group of 
children, The Tribe Who Left, 
await the savior to take them 
to "Tomorrowland," or a world 
untouched by the bomb. 

There's also The Tribe Who 
Stayed, a second group of 
children who accept what has 
happened, and that 
Tomorrowland is gone 

Gibson plays Max to more of 
a savior role in Thunderdome 
than he did in either of the first 
two. Instead of a loner finding 
adventure, he has progressed 
to a hope for a new land and 
future. Gibson is superb in the 
role as a tough guy who's 
strong and silent. 

Turner lends herself well to 
Aunty Entity, too. The role as 
the sexy, determined ruler 
suits her well. 

Mad Max Beyond Thun- 
derdome, admittedly, is 
somewhat strange and the 
whole idea of life after such a 
war is disheartening. Gibson 
and Turner and the rest of the 
case, however, team up to 
make a superb, action -packed 
and entertaining look at 
Bartertown and life beyond the 

For Mad Max and Aunty 
Entity, the highest rating of all 
summer movies. On a scale of 
one to ten, let's say 9. 



The 1985 Natchitoches Folk Festi 

Odom serving as Festh 

True cowboy 

Cowboy boot maker Jack Reed of Henderson, Texas, will 
display his crafts at the Festival this year. Reed's boots have 
been sold for several thousand dollars. 


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Bob Odom, Louisiana Commissioner of 
Agriculture, is serving as the general chairman 
of the 1 985 Natchitoches Folk Festival's salute 
to Louisiana's working cowboys and cattlemen. 

Odom, who grew up on a cotton and dairy 
farm and presently owns and operates a 400- 
acre cattle ranch, has served as commissioner 
since 1980. He was re-elected to a second 
four-year term in 1 983. 

The sixth annual festival, which has 
developed into one of the leading traditional 
folk arts celebrations in the nation, is scheduled 
for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in Prather 

Produced by the Louisiana Folklife Center, 

the festival features over 200 traditional artists 
each year. It has steadily grown from an 
original audience of 6,000 in 1980 to more 
than 14,000 in 1984. 

In addition to showcasing the folkways of 
Louisiana people — particularly music, crafts, 
stories and food— the festival is acclaimed for 
spotlighting an occupation or an industry that 
has made a significant contribution to the 
history and culture of Louisiana. 

The first Natchitoches Folk Festival in 1 980 
featured the cotton industry, which was 
followed in 1981 by timber, 1982 by oil and 
gas, 1 983 by railroads and 1 984 by 

"This is our third agricultural emphasis," said 
festival director Dr. Donald W. Hatley, 
professor of English and director of the 
Louisiana Folklife Center, "and it is just a 
natural that the chief agricultural official in the 


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activities inside and outside 

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resentation of cowboy skills 
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brands and branding techniques, 
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le production in Louisiana. 

The feature exhibit paying tribute 
to the heritage of Louisiana's 
working cowboys and cattlemen at 
the sixth annual Festival will be the 
largest and most colorful in the 
history of the multi-cultural 

"Overall, th'is Festival does a 
better job reflecting the develop- 
ment and the current nature of the 
working cowboy occupation and the 
cattle industry," said director Dr. 
Donald W. Hatley. Hatley added, 
"It also does a better job reflecting 
the working person in the industry 

from the university scientist involved 
in the development of disease 
treatment and new breeds of cattle 
to the owners who make a living off 
raising cattle or with rodeo skills 
learned as a working cowboy in a 
ranch environment." 

The Festival's feature exhibit this 
year will include numerous indoor 
and outdoor activities. 

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working cowdog, horseshoeing, 
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Jenkins is an authentic 
blacksmith, and he has 
demonstrated his techniques 
for several years at Magnolia 
Mound Plantation in Baton 
Rouge, the Natural History 
Museum in Lafayette and the 
New Orleans Jazz Festival. 

Last year, he worked for six 
months in the blacksmith's 
shop at the World's Fair in 
New Orleans. 

"Basically, blacksmithing 
has not changed over the last 
500 to 700 years," stated 
Jenkins, who started his 
blacksmithing career as an 
interest in a collection of old 
tools of the trade. "The tools 
are very typical old tools, but 
they are tools that people 
don't see anymore because 
they aren't used." 

Jenkins added, "The old 
time blacksmith would take i. 
simple piece of iron, heat it in 
the forge and then beat it, 
hammer it and shape it into the 
different shapes that a piece 
he was working on would 
require. I will be demonstrating 
those techniques." 

Festival visitors can watch 
him make a piece thicker, 
which is called upsetting, or 
longer and thinner by pulling 
out the iron, termed drawing 

competition is also scheduled for 
the riding arena adjacent to the 
coliseum. In this activity, teams of 
three working cowboys from dif- 
ferent ranches across the state will 
be roping the horns and hind legs of 
a steer, branding it with white paint, 
and then loading the steer into a 
trailer. The team with the fastest 
time will win. 

Planned for Friday, the first day of 
the Festival, are a 16-mile trail ride 
from Provencal to Natchitoches 
sponsored by the Los Adaes 
Foundation in Robeline and an 
invitational team roping competition . 

The largest portion of the exhibit 
can be found indoors during the 
Festival's daytime programs 
Saturday from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 
Sunday from 1 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
v There will be films and videotape 
presentations on various breeds, 
disp4ay9-@**haY§, grasses, and the 
different types of soil in the state, 
and a barbed wire collection from 
the Lacey Cattle Corfrpany in 

Ten of the Festival's master 
craftsmen will be demonstrating 
how saddles, boots, cinches, 
girths, reins, blowing horns, chaps, 
wagon wheels, ropes, whips, and', 
bridles are made. 

The Louisiana CowBelles are 
developing regional displays of the 
basic, dominant geographical 
ranching areas in Louisiana, such as 
the pinelands, the marshes, thef 
Drairies, and the bluff region. 

Louisiana Hayride road show set 

The road show of the famous Louisiana Hayride, 
historically known in the country music industry as the 
"Cradle of the Stars," will be the ODeninq attraction of the 
sixth annual Natchitoches Folk Festival this weekend in 
Prather Coliseum. 

The Louisiana Hayride Raod Show is being featured 
exclusively on the Festival's Friday Night Music Show, 
which begins at 8 p.m. Following the two-hour stage 
performance will be a dance until 11 p.m. 

The cast for the show's performance at the Festival will 
be headlined by Bubba Talbert, who achieved national 
recognition on the popular television show, Star Search 
hosted by Ed McMahon. Several of his recent records 

were in the Top 1 00 songs in country music. 

Other performers will include Eddy Sims, who has been 
singing the older, classic songs of country music on the 
Louisiana Hayride stage and radio program for more than 
1 2 years; David Faust, a finalist in the 1 985 National Star 
Search Contest sponsored by the Louisiana Hayride; 
Diana Lee, a solo artist who first appeared on the Louisiana 
Hayride as the pretty girl member of a trio, Diana and the 
Lee Brothers; Dennis Bell of Mansfield, the Hayride 's 
National Star Search Contest winner in 1980; Debby 
Jackson, the show's reigning female star and state finalist 
in the Wrangler National Star Search Contest; and a trio, 
The Ingles. 


July 16,1985 
Vol. 74, No. 3 



One college is doing something about it 

These days, everybody is talking about 
student stress. But at Mohawk College in 
Hamilton, Ontario, they're doing something 
about it. 

To provide a consistent mid-week break from 
the pressures of daily academic workload, 

A Real Animal House 

Who has the discretionary income to buy a 
moosehead for $900 or a stuffed zebra for 
$1 ,450? Fraternity men, according to the test 
marketing of a Connecticut promoter. 

In a sample mailing last spring, Michael 
McGrail, owner of jungle Jim's Safari Em- 
porium, discovered that fraternities were in the 
market for his unusual line. He plans to expand 
to a full-scale campus promotion this fall. 

McGrail paid a mailing list company $1 60 for 
the names and addresses of 3,400 fraternity 
houses. His letter and price list will hit cam- 
puses just as fraternity men are looking for that 
unique touch of decor to set their room off from 
the ones down the hall. 

"If it walks on four legs, we've probably got 
it," McGrail says. His list includes racoons 
($250), gazells ($1,200), hippo heads 
($1,200) and mountain gorillas ($4,200). 
Replicas are used for endangered species. 

McGrail encourages students to use 
imagination in ordering. The frathouse room of 
one Temple University student, for instance, 
now sports a brown bear sitting in a rocking 
chair smoking a cigar. 

while enriching the collegiate experience, the 
Mohawk College Student Activities Department 
sponsors a highly successful weekly cultural 
and recreational program for students. 

"Common Hour" is held every Wednesday 
noon, when no classes are scheduled, and 
provides students with enrichment programs 
and entertaining programs. "These activities 
give students a chance to get together outside 
of the formal classroom and get involved in 
programs which, although not academic, are 
equally important to their total development," 
says Ed Stencel, manager of student activities. 

At one of the programs, "Sandwich Cinema," 
students can relax, eat lunch, and watch 
popular television re-runs on film. "The films are 
subject to availability from collectors," says 
Stencel. "But we get the Beverly Hillbillies, Star 
Trek, The Adams Family and various cartoons." 

One of the more serious progams, "Not For 
Women Only," is designed to meet some of the 
changing needs of female students: offering 
presentations on topics such as career 
planning, sexual harassment and cosmetics. 

One of the more popular programs, 
"Celebrity Hot Seat," features the appearance 
and "roasting" of a local or national celebrity. 
"It's controversial, it's hot (and) it's 
educational..." says Stencel. 

"We also have literary film series, concerts 
and speakers," says Stencel. "And it's all free 
to the students. The costs are absorbed by the 
regular student activities budget. " 

Student life and learning are geniune 
priorities at Mohawk, asserts Stencel. And 
Common Hour is one of the principal ways 
Mohawk's student life program has contributed 
to the college's educational mission. 

Student protests hit new highs in spring 

Some say the new wave of student protest, 
which reached tidal proportions this spring, has 
crested. Others say we are merely in a summer 
through. Either way, the largest swell — growing 
from student demands for South African 
divestment— has left in its wake a dramatically 
different collegiate scene. 

First, from the boardrooms to the 
classrooms, campus complacency is washed 
away. Profits from, and support of, companies 
which even indirectly participate in apartheid 
are said to conflict with the moral and in- 
tellectual missions of institutions of higher 
learning. Many may disagree, but few have 
escaped re-examination of the moral implication 
of their investments. 

At Princeton and Cornell universities, the 
trustees agreed to consider student proposals 
for divestment. The Washington Board of 
Regents voted against a student divestiture 
proposal, but in favor of reviewing its South 
Africa-tied holdings every six months in search 
of violations of the Sullivan Principals. The last 
time the UW Regents held such a review was in 
1978. The University of California Regents 
mposed a month-long moratorium on in- 
vestments in South Africa-tied companies while 
discussed student demands for divestment. 

The question of what role students should 
?lay in university decision making demanded an 

answer as well. Skidmore College's trustees 
created a permanent group, with student 
representatives, to advise on the social and 
ethical questions of their investments. And, 
while it voted against total divestiture, the 
Stanford University Board of Trustees also 
moved to create a committee, with student 
representation, to study ways of fighting 

The wave of student protest also further 
eroded of the banks of South Africa-tied in- 
vestments. The Univeristy of Minnestoa 
regents and the University of Iowa Foundation 
set upper limits on South Africa-tied in- 

During the past academic year, nine schools 
divested partially and five schools totaly. In all, 
36 colleges and universities have partially 
divested and 17 totally. The largest divest- 
ments were by Harvard University ($51.9 
million), the University of California at Los 
Angeles ($25 million), Georgetown University 
and the University of Wisconsin ($1 1 million), 
and the City University of New York ($10 

What of next year? Two force, results and 
reputation, may keep student involvement high. 
"This accelerated divestment trend un- 
derscores the effectiveness of campus 
protests," says Joshua Nessen. 



Bugs Bunny is No. 1 with 
college students, according to 
a survey by a Radford 
University business professor. 
The survey found that 82 
percent of students still watch 
Saturday morning cartoons. 
Roadrunner was also- a 
favorite; Scooby Doo came in 
a distant third. 

The Liberty Way is a set of 

guidelines for students at the 
Moral Majority's Liberty 
University in Lynchburg, Va. 
Students are not allowed to 
watch Dynasty or Dallas, lights 
must be out by 11:15, and 
students who visit students of 
the opposite sex in their 
rooms face expulsion. 

Who Needs Madison 
Avenue? Last fall, Miller 
Brewing Co. picked one of the 
top advertising agencies in the 
country to rescue its failing 
High Life brand. The agency 
came up with the Miller's 
Made the American Way" 
campaign focusing on the 
beer's domestic origin. 
Meanwhile a group of 
students at the Ringling 
School Art and Design entered 
a contest sponsored by 
Miller's Parent Co., Philip 
Morris, Inc., and came up with 
a "Born and Brewed in 
America" campaign. 

What Gets A Graduate 
That First Job? According to 
a survey of personnel 
directors, it is how well you 
speak and write. Personality 
and appearance are third and 
fourth in importance. College 
grades come in fifth. I.Q., 
college reputation, academic 
major and extra-curricular 
activities are far less im- 

Minorities Suffer Most 

from the reductions in federal 
aid. A report from the 
American Association of State 
Colleges and Universities says 
that, since 1982, the number 
of minorities getting federal 
help has fallen 1 2% while the 
number of white aid recipients 
has remained steady. 

Greeks Will Remain 
Segregated, at least for the 
near future, at the University 
of Texas-Austin. UT's black 
greeks refused an invitation to 
join the Interfraternity Council, 
saying "We don't want to be in 
it as just a token member. We 
want to be in as an equal 

Anti-Hazlng Legislation 

has the support of the In- 
terfraternity Council and 
Panhellenic Association at the 
University of Pittsburgh. 


July 16,1985 
Vol. 74, No. 3 

Legislature earns 'F' 
for education funding 

Louisiana's educational system, already the 
laughing stock of the entire United States, has taken 
another beating in Baton Rouge at the recent 
legislative session. 

Colleges and universities were among the hardest 
hit, as the state's institutions of higher learning will be 
funded well below the 100 percent formula funding; 
close to 70 percent is accurate. This amount is 
smaller than one year ago, and has already caused 
tuition hikes around the state, including a $100 in- 
crease at NSU. The LSU system has hinted that a 
$200 raise may be in order. 

True, the state is simply not bringing in the money it 
did several years ago, when oil and gas revenues 
were at their peak. Cutbacks must be made, but 
education is one area that Louisiana cannot continue 
to ignore. Economically depressed states, such as 
Michigan, have attracted new industry and new jobs 
largely because of excellent education in the state. 

Louisiana is light years behind the rest of the South, 
and farther than that behind the rest of the country. 

It's time we did something about it in the 
Legislature. Or we will soon be, in the words of state 
representative Kevin Reilly, "a banana republic." 

Or are we there already? 

Inside View needs 
more student input 

The Inside View summer orientation program ends 
its second session of 1985 today, but a lingering 
question remains. Where were all the people? 

At last year's opening, the Union was full. This 
year, it was not. Last year, the university actively 
participated in Cabaret to a much greater extent than 
this year. Several other Inside View events were well 
attended last year, only to fall short this year. 

Only the Greek mixer, a new addition to the 
schedule, featured groups of Northwestern students. 

Orientation should be a time for students to meet as 
many of their future peers as possible, not just the 
Greeks or other small groups. Inside View brought 
two days of events to the campus each week, yet 
few students attended. Hopefully, in the future, the 
student body will actively participate in Inside View 
and other events, such as rally, Demon Connection, 
Demon Dynamite, etc., which bring many outside 
students to the Northwestern campus. 

After all. each of these events attracts students 
already committed to the University or prospective 

And those are the groups we should try to impress. 

GARFIELD® by Jim Davis 

Orientation still the same 

Inside View's second 
session ends today and the 
second half of about 300 
incoming freshmen will return 

What will they leave Nor- 
thwestern with? 

As a former Insider myself, I 
can answer that. 

Probably not as much as 
they should be leaving with. 

Inside View is now in its 
seventh year and it improves 
every year. There are still 
many childish portions of the 
program; however, it is slowly 
getting better. 

The opening session is still a 

joke. And not a funny one, 
either. This year's Insiders 
made the best of a poor 
situation; as long as they are 
made to perform a song-and- 
dance routine instead of doing 
something really creative, this 
part of the program will get no 

The opening featured "The 
Heat is On," a good song for a 
theme but not well executed. 
The song should have had 
some introduction. The dance 
was good, but it didn't mean 
anything to the audience. This 
was followed by a "Who ya 
gonna call? — Insiders" chant 
featuring each Insiders name. 

I'm going to be ill. 

The beauty of it all was that 
the audience couldn't un- 
derstand a single word of the 
entire song. It sounded like a 
Demon football drill, complete 
with grunts. 

Coke pulls one over 

A few years back, CBS and 
Lorimar Productions pulled a 
highly successful trick. 

The main character of the 
top-rated evening soap opera 
Dallas was shot, possibly 
fatally and the public was left 
to wonder, all through the 
long, hot summer months if 
J.R. Ewing survived, but 
moreover, "Who shot J.R. ?" 

Dallas returned that fall with 
the highest rated episode to 
that date, beating all com- 
petition and receiving in- 
numerable amounts of free 

The average member of 
society is adverse to change. 
Once we get in our minds the 
way something should be, that 
is absolutely they way it has to 
be. J.R. can't die. People 
would have rioted. 

The American public has 
never kept quiet about its 
choices. In the 1960s Star 
Trek was brought back for an 
extra season after scores of 

loyal Trekkies stormed NBC. 
And CBS returned Cagney 
and Lacey to its fall lineup, 
after it had been cancelled, 
after letters, phone calls, rave 


reviews and an Emmy award. 

Who says executives don't 
listen to the public? Or is it that 
they let us think they are 
listening to us? 

And if these public relations 
coups can work in the 
television industry, why not 

This brings us to Coke. After 
99 years the Coca-Cola 
Company decided to change 
its formula. In May, "old" Coke 
was out and "new" Coke hit 
see "Coke is it" 
on page eight 

And of course, there was 
the slide show, featuring Star 
Wars music. The poor little 
slide machine's volume was 
see "Inside View" 
on page eight 

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Vol. 74, No. 3 

St Elmo 's Fire 

Life after college 

The recently-graduated characters of St Elmo's Fire relax 

In a local bar. Starring In the motion picture are Ally Sheedy, 
Judd Nelson, Emlllo Estevez, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Mare 
Winningham, and Andrew McCarthy. 

continued from 
page three 

lack of in-depth dialogue and, 
simply, too many characters. 

The movie fails, but not 
without a few good moments 
and a few interesting twists. 
The last five minutes of the 
movie are worth as much as 
the preceding hour and a half. 

At the end, the gang 
decides to have brunch next 
Sunday, not at "St. Elmo's, 
their regular college-days 
hangout, but somewhere else. 
They have successfully 
moved beyond their college 
years, with breakdowns, tears 
and the departure of Billy. And 
the alienation of the audience. 

On a scale from one to 
ten. .. 4. 

Inside Vi 

continued from 
page seven 

cranked to provide sound for 
the entire Union Ballroom. As 
if 1970s slides weren't bad 
enough, the music was 
horribly garbled. 

If it's any consolation, the 
pictures of the Insiders were 
generally good. 

Credit should be given to 
Inside View for cancelling the 
NSU Soaps last year and the 
Residence Hall Capers this 
year. Both were on the 7th 
grade level and didn't belong 
at a college orientation 
program . 

Now if someone could 
cancel the opening. 

It was an excellent idea to 
replace the dorm capers with 
a choice of either a movie The 

Karate Kid or a "Meet the 
Greeks" mixer. The mixer 
received excellent 
evaluations, despite a 
slooooow daiquiri machine. 

A major problem with 
session one was academic 
advising. After meeting with 
his faculty adviser, one 
student, a p.e. major with an 
ACT composite below 1 0, had 
scheduled 14 hours, including 
remedial reading, remedial 
math, p.e., Accounting 105 
and Biology 101. 

Accounting? Biology? Geez. 
And by the way, where is 
freshman English? I thought 
English 101 was next to 
Godliness at NSU... 

Divine Intervention prevailed 
and his Insider rescheduled 
his classes, adding an English 

and deleting the Accounting. 

At least some of the Insiders 
knew what to do. 

Two inside View participants 
said that the best part of the 
program was their Insider; two 
more said their Insider was 
terrible and she didn't even 
know where the financial aid 
office was. 

That's sad. I knew where 
financial aid was before I 
attended school here. Now we 
have an Insider who doesn't 
know? Perhaps a small 
orientation session for Insiders 
is in order. 

Several of the Insiders also 
had personal quarrels or 
personality conflicts with a 
fellow Insider. This is common 
in itself, but they let the Inside 
View participants know that 

they didn't like this person. 
They even, only half -jokingly, 
plotted to do her in. 

Oh Lord, I can see the 1 986 
theme now: "An Inside View 
to A Kill." 

Good parts of the Inside 
View program 1985 included 
registration (quick!), in- 
tramurals, check-in, the Greek 
mixer, the performers at 
Cabarat and the dance. 

Thumbs down to academic 
advising (the most important 
part of Inside View) and, of 
course, the opening (even 
though the Insiders' dance 
was pretty good). 

Inside View is vital to 
Northwestern. The University 
should be involved to a much 

greater extent (where were 
the large crowds that filled the 
Union Ballroom last year?) 
Selection for Inside View 
1 986 should begin in the fall 
(yes, the fall) and the students 
should have more input as to 
theme, etc. 

Then, the ten students 
would not be thrown together 
in the spring and made to work 
on a program already begun 
by someone else. 

After all, Inside View is 
designed to be done by 
students, for students. Or is 

John Ramsey is a junior public 
relations/pre law major from Baton 

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Coke is still it 

continued from 
page seven 

the shelves. And the world 
went crazy. 

Organizations of irate Coke 
fans sprung up overnight. The 
Coca-Cola Company was 
swamped with letters, 
telegrams and phone calls. 
Some people avowed, "I'll 
never drink Coke again." 
Some fans asked, "Why can't 
we have a choice?" But just 
about everyone tried the new 
Coke, no matter what he or 
she regularly drank, "just to 
see what it was like." And 
some people liked what they 

I'm sure that there must be 
T-shirts and bumper stickers 
somewhere pleading the case 
in favor of the old formula. 

After several months of 

listening to the wailing and 
gnashing of teeth of many 
consumers, "old" Coke is 
being resurrected. Out of the 
infinite wisdom of the 
executives of the Coke 
Company, we are being given 
what we demanded. (Or, 
rather, did we give them 
exactly what they expected?) 

The old formula has been 
renamed Coca-Cola Classic 
and will be returning to stores 
in weeks, according to Coke 
spokesmen. We now have the 
choice of Coke (new formula), 
Coca-Cola Classic and Diet 

Now, if you're not pleased 
with one of these choices, I'm 
sure the Coca-Cola Company 
will listen to your plea. 

In my opinion, what Coca- 
Cola has done is to design a 
brilliant marketing/public 

relations project in which a 
Pepsi-like Coke is introduced, 
depriving the world of the 
nectar of the gods, I mean old 
Coke, and then bring it back 
just in time... just in time to 
save the world, that is. And 
their plan worked. 

Coke has received endless 
free publicity from this project. 
Not a newspaper in the free 
world didn't have something to 
say about the decision. And 
the world loves the Coca-Cola 
Company more than it ever did 

Even Dallas would have a 
hard time competing with 
Coke right now. 

Congratulations, Coke. I'll 
bet your profits will show the 
"real thing." 

Craig Scott is a junior public 
relations major from Natchitoches. 

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August 27, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 4 

my weekend activities set 

Demon Dynamite to kick off second season 

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mon Dynamite/TNT 
tball promotion begins this 
jkend with its new sub- 
me: "Screaming Demons." 
lecording to Nan Holmes of 
[athletic department, this 
r's Demon Dynamite will be 
liar to last year's highly 
pessful program. 
We'll have prizes and 
jaways for just about every 
nt this year," she said, 
e students will now 
rdinate all the Friday 
tits, and we're glad to see 


lemon Dynamite will be 
each weekend of a home 

>r the season-opening 
with Arkansas State on 
irday night in Turpin 

Stadium, Demon Dynamite 10 p.m. The party will then 
will begin on Thursday night move to The Student Body 

Screamin' 3*0C\ 

Demons ^ i 

with the Kickoff Party at the 

On Friday, the "Blowout" 
portion will be held. Union 
Station will open at 3:30 p.m. 
serving beer, and an intramural 
competition is scheduled at the 
same time. Entertainment will 
begin in Union Station at 5 
p.m., and the first pep rally is 
set for 6 p.m. Music will be 
provided afterwards from 6:30- 


p.e. fraternity will sponsor the 
event for the ASU game. 

From noon until 5 p.m. will 
be the "TNT', or Tailgatin' 'n 
Turpin. Tailgating parties will 
be held in the large Prather 
Coliseum/Turpin Stadium 
parking lot. Live bands will be 
on stage near the tennis courts 
each week, and the TNT prize 
bags will be given away. 

Holmes also said that The 
Student Body will hold a 
"Screamin' Demon Party" 

every Thursday night during 
the football season (through 
November), whether or not 
there is a home football game. 

Radio stations KNOC and 
KNWD will cover the Demon 
Dynamite activities. KNOC 
will give live coverage to the 
screaming contests to be 
associated with the new theme. 

For more information, call 
Holmes in the Athletic Field 
House at 357-5251. 

nightclub on the Highway 1 

On game day, the "Blast" 
begins, with a new twist this 
year: it is designed for school- 
age kids. Holmes said that the 

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Current Sauce. Our new, on-campus typesetting units will be 
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Demons begin tough season against nation's number-one team 

John Ramsey 




3U can't say head football 
h Sam Goodwin is trying 
lck the competition . 

kick off the 1985 Demon 
>all season Saturday night 
jurpin Stadium comes the 
j>n's number-one ranked 

1 team according to the 
wall News, the Arkansas 
'■ Indians. 

Jrnber one. As in numero 

nd not only Arkansas State 
!s on the Demon schedule. 

less than eight of the 
sn teams NSU will face this 

had winning records in 
^ including national 
er up Louisiana Tech (10- 

McNeese (7-4), and 
heast (7-4) , as well as Gulf 

opponents Stephen F. 
ir > (7-3-1). Nicholls (6-5), 
Houston (8-3) and 
west Texas (7-4) . 
le remaining three squads 
do well in 1984, but 

"as a traditionally winning 
ram -. Included in this 
j° r y are Division IA power 
he m Mississippi (2-8-1), 

f °c Southeastern (2-8-1), 
J'o3 Southland champion 

,T exas State (2-9). 

But first things first. .Back to 
Arkansas State. 

Goodwin agrees that the 
Indians should be number one. 
"They made the playoffs last 
year, have 15 starters coming 
back and it would have been 
hard to keep them out of the 
top two or three teams 

"The team with the most 
experience will have the ad- 
vantage during the early stages 
of the season. They (Arkansas 
State) should be ahead of us, 
but playing at home will be to 
our advantage." 

Larry Lace well, head coach 
at ASU, commented that "it's a 
tribute to the progress we've 
made the past few years. I 
think that our being ranked 
number one doesn't put any 
more pressure on us; if 
anything; it adds incentive to 
work harder and play better." 

The Indians finished the 
1984 regular season ranked 
fourth in the nation. ASU lost 
in the national quarterfinals, 
31-14, to eventual national 
champion Montana State, and 
finished tenth in the NCAA 
poll with an 8-4-1 record. 

Northwestern finished with a 
7-4 record last season, and 
ironically, probably would have 
taken Arkansas State's place in 

the playoffs had the Demons 
not lost to Stephen F. Austin, 
22-18, to close the season. 
The Demons were ranked 
tenth at the end of the season 
last year, and are not ranked 
this year. 

Louisiana Tech is ranked 
16th, and Southwest Texas 
State is ranked 19th. No other 
Demon opponent is currently 

The complete Football News 
Top 20 poll: 

I . Arkansas State 

2 Delaware 

3 Montana State 

4 Eastern Kentucky 

5. Tennessee-Chattanooga 

6. Rhode Island 

7. Nevada-Reno 

8. Grambling State 

9. Murray State 

10. Furman 

I I . Alcorn State 

12. Indiana State 

13. Eastern Washington 

14. Richmond 

15. Idaho State 

16. Louisiana Tech 

17. New Hampshire 

18. Mississippi Valley 

19. Southwest Texas 

20. Boise State 

in boldface. 

1985 opponents 

Air ball 

Senior quarterback Wayne Van throws the ball 
downfleld at the annual Media Day held two weeks ago. 


Current Sauce 

August 27, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 4 


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Party; Tuesday, ^'^su'ti 


NSU begins lOUty&Jt 


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Rush begins Sunday for campus Greeks 

The eight predominantly- 
white Greek organizations on 
campus will be conducting 
Rush beginning this Sunday. 

Fraternities involved in Rush 
will be Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Sigma, Sigma Tau Gamma, 
Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta 

Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and 
Sigma Sigma Sigma are the 
sororities holding Rush this 

The InterFraternity Council- 
sponsored fraternity rush 
begins Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 
with a bus tour of all fraternity 
homes. This will last until 
8:30, and all fraternity rush 
parties will begin at 9 p.m., 
according to John Ramsey, 
IFC president. 

"We're hoping a lot of guys 
who may be interested in 
joining a fraternity will take the 
bus tour," he said. "It will stop 
at each house, and will give the 
guys a few minutes to look 

As usual, he said, an IFC 
rush card is required for ad- 
mission to all fraternity parties 
this year. The cost is $2.00, 
and they may be purchased all 
day Sunday in the Rapides 
Hall lobby or at each fraternity 
house throughout the week. 

The fraternities will again 
operate a semi- wet rush, with 
non-alcohol nights on two of 
the five nights. 

"We're doing this again for 
several reasons," said Ramsey. 
"The fraternities can save a lot 
of money this way. It proves 
we don't need alcohol every 
night to conduct a successful 
Rush, and it shows us who's 
really interested in the fraternity 

Sunday, Tuesday, and 
Thursday are "wet" nights. 
"Dry" nights are Monday and 
Wednesday, but an all- 
fraternity mixer in Union 
Station on Wednesday af- 
ternoon will serve beer. 

Sorority rush begins Sunday 
with an open house, and 
resumes Tuesday through 
Thursday with parties at each 

Fraternity Rush schedules 

Kappa Alpha (322 Second 
Street) : Sunday, Cocktail 
Party; Monday, Movie after the 
Howdy Dance; Tuesday, 
South Seas Beer Bust; 
Wednesday Jacuzzi Party at 
Will Taylor's house; Thursday, 
Jungle Party 

Kappa Sigma (120 Second 
Street): Sunday, Damn Glad 
To Meet Ya!; Monday, Pajama 

Party; Tuesday, Animal 
House'; Wednesday, Hawaiian 
Luau at the Recreation 
Complex; and Thursday, The 
Great Kappa Sigma Shot 
Party, (by invitation only) . 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

(Greek Hill): Sunday, Get 
Leid Luau; Monday, Video 
Party; Tuesday, All My Rowdy 
Friends; Wednesday, Smoker 

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Greek 
Hill): Sunday, Beer Party; 
Monday, Jock Party; Tuesday, 
Life is a Beach; Wednesday, 
Open House; and Thursday, 
Open House. 

Theta Chi (Greek 
Sunday, Gravity's Last Ste 
Monday, End of the Vlf 

Mansion South Party; 
nesday, Prohibition Party. 

University prepares for fall registration 

The University will officially 
begin its 101st year this week 
as fall semester registration is 
held on campus. 

Dr. Ray Baumgardner, 
registrar, said undergraduate 
and graduate students who did 
not complete advance 
registration in July must 
participate in a five-part 
enrollment process to register 
for the fall term. 

The steps in the new 

registration process are: to 
obtain student schedule 
request forms from advisors' 
offices, see academic advisors, 
report to respective deans, 
register at the Computer 
Center on the fourth floor of 
Kyser Hall, and pay registration 
fees in the Union Ballroom. 

According to Baumgardner, 
all graduating seniors register 
on Monday. Remaining 

Who is number one? 

Coach Sam Goodwin answers questions about season- 
opening foe Arkansas State at the recent football Media 

students will be advised and 
register on Tuesday, Wed- 
nesday, and Thursday, ac- 
cording to the following 

Tuesday: G-H, 8:30; I-J, 
9:30; K-L, 10:30; M, 11:30; 
N, 1:30; and O-P, 2:30. 

Wednesday: Q-R, 8:30; S, 
9:30; T, 10:30; U-V, 11:30, 
W-Y, 1:30; and Z-A, 2:30. 

Thursday: B, 8:30; C, 
9:30; D, 10:30; E, 11:30; F, 




Registration for the 
Shreveport campus will be 

All classes on the 
chitoches campus begin I 

Friday, with the Englandl 

Force Base, Fort Polk, Ce| 
Louisiana, and Shrev cj 
branch campuses begim ^he 


Demon football favored 
in tight Gulf Star race 

SAB pr 

The Demon football squad is 
the team to beat in 1985, 
according to a poll of the Gulf 
Star Conference's coaches. 

NSU edged out Nicholls 
State by two points in the 
voting. Both Northwestern 
and Nicholls finished with 
identical 4-1 marks in 1984 
and shared the conference 

The Demons also placed 
four players, two on offense 
and two on defense, on the 
pre-season all-conference 

Odessa Turner, junior 
receiver from Monroe, 
Mike Crow, junior punter! 
Little Rock, landed berth: 
the offensive team. Defei 
end James Hall and 
nerback Charles Fulton 
appointed among the 
defensive 11. 

Here aie the voting resu 

1) Northwestern, 222 

2) Nicholls, 220 

3) SW Texas, 208 

4) S.F. Austin, 150 

5) Sam Houston, 145 

6) Southeastern, 63 


Cheerleaders brin 
home spirit stick 


The football cheerleaders 
recently attended the National 
Cheerleader Association camp 
in Dallas and returned to NSU 
with both a coveted spirit stick 
and new ideas. 

"The camp was excellent, 
and we did quite well," said 
Scott Repp, a fourth-year 
cheerleader and squad captain. 

"It was lot of hard work, 
especially since the tem- 
perature was over 100 degrees 
every day, but we've come 
back with new ideas, good 
techniques, and a positive 

The football cheerleadering 
squad won two superior and 


two excellent ratings durifl 
camp, and won a spirit 
four times. The group 
received a spirit stick on th 
day of competition, ert 
them to take it home. 

Cheering at all 
football games highlight 
group's schedule this yea 
they will also cheer fo 
Blowouts (pep rallies) an 
TNTs (Tailgating 'n Tufl 
The Kickoff Party on Thu 
will be the squad's firs 

The Demon mascot 
joined the cheerleaders 
camp, held on the Sc-. 
Methodist University cam ''< 



Vol 74, No. 4 Current Sauce August 27, 1 985 

Page 3 


rze appoints twenty to merger committee 

mm University president Dr. 
Joseph Orze has appointed a 
20-member committee to study 
the possible merger of NSU 
with the Louisiana State 
University system. 

In May, Governor Edwards 
signed an executive order 
i .directing the Board of Regents, 
i J which governs all higher 
u sducation in Louisiana, to 
ie D; itudy whether the transfer of 
a l <|SU to the LSU system would 
tv ' defeasible. 

anv - Currently, NSU is governed 
by the Board of Trustees for 
St yctate Colleges and Univer- 

Dsities. LSU campuses are 
y^ieaded by the LSU Board of 
I Supervisors. 
] Dr. T.P. Southerland, 
executive vice-president, was 
3 istrat felected to lead the committee. 
"The purpose of the 

rill be h 

committee is to study all facets 
related to the possible merger 
of Northwestern with the LSU 
system," he said. "The study 
should reveal the advantages 
as well as the disadvantages for 
Northwestern and should 

culminate in a document of 
acceptance, revealing what 
Northwestern would accept as 
conditions for the transfer." 
Southerland added that two 

subcommittees, one to study 
advantages and one to study 
disadvantages, have been 
formed to complete the group's 

Before reaching conclusions, 
the groups will hear from Dr. 
William Arceneaux, com- 
missioner of higher education; 
Dr. Allen Copping, president 
of the LSU system; Rep. 
Jimmy Long, D-Natchitoches 
and chairman of the House 
Education Committee; Sen. 
Don Kelly of Natchitoches; and 
Dr. William Junkin, executive 
director of the Board of 

"At the first meeting of the 
committee," stated 
Southerland, "1 requested that 
each member serve with an 
open mind and approach this 
in a way that one would ap- 

proach any research project by 
not drawing conclusions before 
having studied all the facts." 
Committee members include 


academic deans Dr. Ben 
Barron (basic studies), Dr. 
Edward Graham (arts and 
sciences), Dr. Peggy Ledbetter 
(nursing), Dr. Barry Smiley 
(business), Dr. Fred Gies 
(education), Dr. Mildred Bailey 
(graduate school), Dr. Fred 

Bosarge (dean of students) and 
Dr. Roger Best (Fort Polk 
campus) . 

Jerry Pierce, assistant to the 
president; Dr. Otis Cox, 
director of institutional 
research; Dr. Jim McCorkle, 
president of the Faculty 
Senate; Dr. Marietta LeBreton, 
president of the Faculty Union; 
Lee Posey, president of the 
NSU Foundation; and 
Raymond Arthur, president of 
the NSU Alumni Association. 

Also, Shawn Wyble, SGA 
president; Dan Kratz, SGA 
vice-president; Joe Sampite, 
mayor of Natchitoches; Ernest 
Sawyer, president of the NSU 
Classified Employees 
Association; and Danny 
Seymour, president of the 
Council of Staff Administrators 
and Supervisors. 

Ravare discusses SAB plans, activities 

Dionetta Jones 

Staff Writer 

begini) ^ ne Student Activities Board 
elected Rita Ravare as the new 


5AB president at the end of the 
Spring semester. In a recent 

interview with Current Sauce, 
Rita discussed the activities and 
goals for herself and the newly 
elected SAB staff. 

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University as a whole. The 
president is elected by the 
entire SAB board, which is 
composed of a 7-member 
executive board, committee 
chairmen, and the SAB 
representatives-at-large . 

How much money does 
each student contribute to 
SAB funds and what 
exactly is this money used 

Each student pays a $5.50 
fee in the summer and an $11 
fee in the fall and spring. This 
money is used for all SAB- 
sponsored activities such as 
concerts, dances, comedy acts, 
and the TNT's or blowouts for 
football games. 

Many students were 
disappointed with last 
year's Louise Mandrell 
concert; what plans are in 
store for the upcoming fall 

We just started working on it. 
Rhonda Wilson is in charge, 
and we really don't know 
anything yet. 

How do you choose the 
entertainment for these 
concerts and other SAB 

As far as the concerts are 
concerned, first we have to find 
out which performers are in our 
area and from these, which are 
in our budget range. We get 
other entertainers through 
conventions, phone calls, and 
through the mail. The movies 
come through film agencies. 
We try to get the best price for 
the best selection of movies. 

Has there been a change 
in the SAB budget? 

If enrollment increases or 

decreases our budget does the 
same, since our money comes 
from student fees. This is why 
our activities are free to all 
students. I'd also like to add 
that because of the addition of 
part-time student fees this fall, 
a budget will permit for a better 

Have any activities been 
planned for the fall and 
spring semesters? 

We've booked all of our acts 
for the fall. We have 
comedians, jugglers, singers, 
and coffee house acts 
scheduled. The NSU En- 
tertainers are also scheduled to 
perform for the first home 
football game and we have a 
well-known dance company 
scheduled in the spring. 

What changes, if any, do 
you and your staff plan to 
make in SAB activities and 

A few changes have already 
been made. Two new offices, 
parliamentarian and program 
editor, have been added to the 
executive board. We are also 
in the process of redecorating 
our committee office, and there 
are plans for enlarging Union 
Station. The Board is also 
planning to take a trip to visit 
student unions in Arkansas, in 
hopes of improving our own. 

What are your personal 
goals as SAB president? 

I'd like to be a good leader. 
One that the Board can 
depend on and get motivation 
from. I also want to be as 
much help to the students as I 
can. I want them to feel free to 
voice their opinions and ideas 
to me and/or any other 
member of my staff. 

Page 4 

August 27, 1985 Current Sauce Vol. 74, No. 4 

New director assumes post 

Residential Life faces student complaint; 



Tom Walter stands in the 
face of many complaints as he 
takes over the newly-created 
job of Director of Residential 

Walter, originally from 
Illinois, assumed his position 
on July 1. He has some new 
plans for the reorganization of 
the housing system that will 
implement a movement from 
just a housing staff to a 
"completely professional staff." 

"We are going to have three 
area coordinators," said 
Walter. "One for Sabine, one 
for Rapides, and one for the 
other three (Louisiana, Nat- 
chitoches, and Varnado) . 
Under these coordinators will 
be graduate assistants, and the 
RA's (resident assistants) will 
stay the same." 

"We're planning more dorm 
activities to try to get more 
people to fill the dorms," said 
graduate assistant Jim 

Student reaction to dorm life 
has been mixed. 

"It's freezing cold in some 
rooms and burning up in 
others," said Dionetta Jones. 

"In the past there was a 

lack of maintenance 

follow-up when we fill out 

forms and send them in... 

With the reorganization, 

we'll keep better tabs on 

the follow-up. " 

Tom Walter 

"At times when they could turn 
it (air conditioning) on, they 
wouldn't," said Eric Willis of 
Rapides Hall. "They try to 
save too much money," he 

"In the past there was a lack 
of maintenance follow-up 
when we fill out forms and 
send them in," said Walter in 
response to the air conditioning 
problem. "Right now there's 
no system for following up the 
requests. With the 
reorganization of the housing 
system, we'll keep better tabs 
on the follow-up." 

Another major complaint 
with the students was the 
bathrooms. "The bathrooms 
are not fit for a dog," said Doug 
Green of Natchitoches Hall. 

Jones commented that "the 
worst thing about living in 
Varnado is that you have to 
walk down the hall to get to the 
bathroom, and there's no hot 
water. Sabine is great because 
the bathrooms are right there." 

Another student complained 
that at one time three of the 
drains in a bathroom in East 
Rapides were clogged at the 
same time and that no one did 
anything about it for over a 

week after it was reported. 

"We've discovered a 
problem with some of the 
cleaners," said Walter, "and 
we're bringing in some new 
distributors who are showing us 
newer cleaners which are 
mildly acidic." Walter feels that 
the new cleaners will do a 
better job in cleaning the 
residence halls. 

As for the cable TV issue, 
several of the students took a 
negative attitude and claimed it 
was a "rip off." They felt the 
$7 per student per semester 
was too much to pay. One 
student complained that there 
weren't television sets in the TV 
room and since he didn't have 
one in his room, he was simply 
paying for nothing. 

Walter cited SGA bill 
number 8501, which was the 
proposition for the cable 
system, and said the SGA 
passed "the whole cable 
resolution unanimously." 

"The cable is in response to 
student request," he said. 
"The University is absorbing 
the installation costs, and cable 
will be run to the TV rooms in 

addition to each studen 

Walter's long-range pla 
include the implementation 
a Residence Hall Authority 
give the students a better vol 
in dorm life. Walter say 
wants to provide for Ni 
students "the best 
comodations for least possl 


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Vol. 74, No. 4 Current Sauce August 27, 1 985 

Page 5 

Fright Night brings back vampire stories 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Something Scary 

Stephen Geoffreys, William Ragsdale, and Amanda Bearse are average teenagers 
who suspect that the charming newcomer to town, played by Chris Sarandon (far 
right) is a vampire. The film also stars Roddy McDowall. 

Over the years I can 
remember watching the old 
Dracula, Wolfman, and 
Frankenstein movies on 
television with interest and 

Now in the 30's and 40's, the 
days of Bella Lugosi's Dracula 
and Lon Chaney, Jr.'s 
Wolfman, they really knew 
how to make horror films. 

Fright Night from Columbia 
Pictures is reminiscent of the 
old horror films, with a 
minimum of blood and gore. 

Charley Brewster, nervously 
played by William Ragsdale, is 
a typical teenager. Except for 
one thing. His next door 
neighbor is a vampire. 

The vampire in question is 
the suave, charming Jerry 
Dandridge, played by 
Christopher Sarandon. 

Charley's major problem is 
that nobody believes his cry 
that there is a vampire in the 
neighborhood. Not his 
girlfriend Amy, as played by 
Amanda Bearse, or 
schoolmate "Evil" Ed 
Thompson, portrayed by 
Stephen Geoffreys. 

Charley's only hope is Peter 
Vincent the "vampire killer", a 
late night television host of 
"Fright Night Theatre." The 
reluctant, washed-up actor 
agrees to "help" Charley by 
proving that Dandridge Is not a 
vampire and that Charley 
should seek professional help. 
But when no image of Dan- 
dridge show's up in Vincent's 

Roddy McDowall Is won- 
derful as Peter Vincent. 
McDowall is a joy to watch and 
he Is perfect for the role as "the 
vampire killer." 

The premise works well and 
director Tom Holland suc- 
cessfully contemporizes the 
vampire genre. With the help 
of special effects, photography, 
makeup, and a more than light 
dash of humor, Fright Night 
becomes a fresh, con- 
temporary look at an old 

Since 1 have always been a 
fan of the vampire films, I 
enjoyed the movie very much. 
And If you're looking for a fresh 
approach to horror films, Fright 
Night fills the bill, 
i On the new four-bullet scale, 

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Are Here! 

That's right! If you're a full time student, just present your 
school ID at any participating Wendy's restaurant for your student 
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Current Sauce 

August 27, 1985 
Vol 74, No. 4 


"You'll love going to college 
at TCU. It's really a great 
school," said Mom when I was 
a junior in high school. 

Being a typical high school 
student, I had already changed 
my mind by the time she said it. 

"Yea, I hear Ole Miss is a 
good school," she said the 
following year after I had 
narrowed my 454 choices 
down to one . 

Natutally, by the time I got 
out of high school, LSU was 
the only school for me. 

"Well, I'm glad you're going 
to stay home like everyone 
else. Geez, you've mentioned 
so many colleges I've lost 
count," added Mom a few 
weeks before my first semester 
of college started. 

" everyone else" stuck 
in my mind for a few days. 
And being the independent 
cuss that I am, enter Nor- 

How g ood you have it 

Sometimes we forget the little things at NSU 

th western State. 

"Northwestern what?" asked 

"Where in the world is that," 
questioned Dad. It really didn't 
matter, though, since \ got 
more scholarships at Nor- 
thwestern than at LSU. It 

Mongolia U. if it paid enough. 

"Purple and orange? Yuck!" 
was the best my seven-year-old 
brother could manage. 

So despite minor 
disagreements and pleas for 
me to change my mind, I 

packed my bags and headed 
for Natchitoches two years ago. 

Despite the many times 
when I've wondered "what in 
the world am I doing here?" I 
wouldn't trade it. 

Sure, Northwestern has its 
problems, but... 

At what other school can 
you park right next to the 
building where your class is, 
and walk only a few feet to 

That would be a blessing for 
many campuses, like LSU, 
with thousands of parking 
spaces, all on the edge of the 
campus. And speaking of 
Tigerland, have you ever heard 
LSU students bitch, groan, and 
complain about having to 
walking miles across campus to 
get to class in ten minutes? 

Hell, I have the opposite 
problem. I've picked up 92 
hours, and over 80 have been 

in Kyser Hall, affectionately 
known as "Building 081." 

It sure beats walking in the 
rain or in 100-degree heat, 

Overcrowding? That's a joke 
word here. Our campus is 
slightly undercrowded. Let's 
keep it that way. We don't 
need to be another NLU, 
where 11,000 people are 
crammed into a campus a 
fraction the size of ours. 

Can you imagine three 
people in a small dorm room? 
Enough campuses have to do 
that. I'm glad we're not one of 

Why? I have this funny thing 
about liking fresh air. (Except 
when NSU got 

those blasted tar machines 
going last year. Then even the 
air in Kyser was better.) 

Cruising. Where I'm from, 
that's what the gays do 

downtown. In Natchitoches, 
that's what the students do on 
the Strip. Where else but 
Highway 1 on weekend nights 
can you see all of your college 
acquaintances, hitting on 16- 
year-old girls from Nat- 
chitoches Central. 
And missing. 

Yes, NSU is an experience. 
Not always a good one, but an 
experience nevertheless. And 
isn't that a reason we're in 
college? To experience dif- 
ferent things in life. 

Northwestern State has been 
real, and it's been fun, and 
unlike the traditional punch 
line, it's been real fun. 

So far. 

John Ramsey is a senior 
public relations major from 
Baton Rouge who attempts 
to edit this paper every 
single week. 

Times. ..they were a changin' this summer 

Times are a changin' they 
say, but in my life things are 
getting a little out of hand. 

Summer has traditionally 
been a time of change, but this 
summer things were so hectic 
around my house that I didn't 
have time to think about the 
heat. I was too worried 
whether or not my bed would 
be in the same place when I got 
home from school. 

I think that my parents went 
through some sort of a phase 
this summer. And being the 

only child yet to leave the nest, 
I caught the brunt of it. 

I mean things got so intense 
that I would not have been 
surprised to find a note on my 
door which read, We've sold 
the house and moved to Maui. 
Love you. 

It's really weird how things 
remain the same for so long 
and then suddenly the whole 
world turns upside down. 

My father sold his 1977 
green Buick (which he loved 
almost as much as his children) 
and bought a new Ford truck. 

And after 15 years in the same 
office building, he decides to 
move. All this summer. 

My mother is another story. 
After 10 years my dog died. 

I didn't have time to grieve 
because the very next day 
there were men in my house 
measuring for new carpet. 

New carpet for the whole 
house. All this summer. 

I don't think my family is the 
only one going through such a 
metamorphosis. Several of my 
friends have had their homes 
destroyed by carpenters, their 
cars changed, or their apart- 
ments vacated. 

And, yes, some things 
around here at NSU have 
changed, too. 

"Housing" is no longer 
"Housing" but "Residential 
Life." Cable TV has been 
added to most of the dorms. 
Sigma Tau Gamma bought the 

Delta Zeta house. 

Registration is different. 
Computers are being used 
instead of cards. And I'm sure 
there are things which have 
eluded me. 

And for those of you new to 
Northwestern, your whole lives 
have changed! 

But don't feel lonely. Times 
are a changin'. 

Craig Scott is a junior 
public relations major from 
Natchitoches who puts up 
with both the Current 
Sauce and Potpourri 
editors daily. 


"What is your 
impression of the 
student media at 

Missy Pickett 
2-2, Psychology 

"I think they should change 
KNWD. It really needs to be 
redone. We pay for it and we 
should decide what gets 

Coy Gammage 
3-2, Zoology 

"Argus gets old. It's the 
same people over and over. 
They need some variety. The 
rest of the media is good." 

Laurie Dearman 
2-1, Journalism (LSU) 

"I attend Northwestern in the 
summer, and I have enjoyed 
the Current Sauce more than 
the Daily Reveille at LSU. Hike 
the movie reviews! 

Mike Taylor 
4-2, Social Work 

"I've been impressed so far 
by the Current Sauce and 
Argus. Fve enjoyed the 
writing. I haven't been ex- 
posed much to the others." 


Current Sauce 

August 27, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 4 


Not just football 

Football season will again return to Natchitoches on 
Saturday when the nation's top-ranked IAA squad, the 
Arkansas State Indians, invade Turpin Stadium. 

Not only the game will be good. There will be plenty 
for Northwestern supporters to cheer about. 

The "Spirit of Northwestern" will be, for lack of 
better words, awesome. Bill Brent has done a fantasic 
job with the marching band at NSU, which will number 
about 150 this year. Look out Louisiana. Here comes 
the state's best kept secret. 

Cheerleading is definitely on the upswing at Nor- 
thwestern, as the 1985 squad will show. The team did 
well at the SMU camp in Dallas and brought home a 
spirit stick and superior ratings. 

The Cane River Belles danceline is good this year, 
too. Vicki Parrish has done wonders for these girls 
over the years. 

And of course, the Demon football team is coming 
off a championship season. Will the Demons repeat as 
Gulf Star champions, and do the national playoffs 
loom in the future? No matter what happens this 
season, NSU will have a very exciting and competitive 

It all begins Saturday in Turpin . See you there . 

It's Greek to me 

Rush week for several NSU Greeks begins Sunday, 
and it promises to be one of the semester's biggest 
social events. 

Of course, the Greek system contributes more to the 
University than just parties. Greeks are active 
members of campus life, ranging from academics to 

Many students would find the Greek experience 
very beneficial, as there is a wide range of fraternity 
and sorority options on campus. 

Rush is designed to give the Greeks an opportunity 
to meet interested students, and vice versa. If in- 
terested, take advantage of this week. 

You'll never know until you try. 

Our new beginning 

Current Sauce will take a giant step for all mankind 
(or at least student journalists) when it installs a new 
$50,000 typesetting system in the near future. 

This has been a top priority for the newspaper for the 
last several years, and it is finally becoming a reality. 
Thanks especially to Mr. Peter Minder and Mr. 
Franklin Presson, both professors of journalism. 
They've done much of the research and "leg work" to 
get the job done. 

If the paper looks funny, or changes typestyles in the 
same issue, etc., please pardon the mess. We'll have it 
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Letter to the Editor 

Dear Editor 

I'm sitting here in the im- 
famous Union cafeteria reading 
the (summer) editorial about 
Inside View. In reply to some 
of the shortcomings you 
pointed out (not all by any 
means), I would like to put 
forward a few ideas and 

I tend to agree with your idea 
that the Inside View par- 
ticipants probably leave with 
less than they should. For 
example, after talking to 
several of them, I have yet to 
meet one who knows his or her 
way around campus. They all 
know where Rapides and 
Sabine dorms, the post office, 
Kyser, and the Union are. 
Now maybe those are major 
buildings, but it is still a rather 
small portion of the campus. 

Why not give the poor guys 
a break and let them get to 
know campus? Give 'em a 
half-day or so to wander and 
explore, instead of three days 
of nonstop staying on the go. 
They're freshmen, not 

I also agree with you that 
several of the activities are 
somewhat childish. Let's be 
real, here. These guys just left 
high school and are sick of 
being treated as kids. They just 
want to come to college and be 
treated as adults (granted, 
some of them do act childish) . 
And then, they are met with 
songs, dances, and activities 
that seem to be designed for 

How would you feel? I know 
I would probably be a little 

You asked in the article: 
where were the students of 
NSU to interact with Inside 
View. I'll tell you. They were 
off watching the^ tube or 
listening to the stereo, wan- 
dering what the hell to do with 
themselves. You can't expect 
the students to be there if you 
don't tell them what's going on. 

I work at the Rec Complex 
pool, and the only way I knew 
about some of the functions 
was because I was told fir- 
sthand by some of the Insiders 
when they had a pool party out 

Even our esteemed billboard 
(across from the Union) said 
"Welcome Inside View 1985" 
but it did not give any type of 
schedule of events. What 
about the Current Sauce itself? 
You guys could' ve given a little 
more warning. 

All in all, though, Inside 
View is a good idea whose time 
has definitely come. Now if we 
can only get the kinks worked 

I know some of the Insiders 
personally and I just want to 
say that overall they did a 
damn good job and this is not 
aimed at anyone in particular. 

Leonard A. Powell 

/ agree! The program stiil 
has rough spots, but the In- 
siders really did a good job this 


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Sept. 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 5 

Week brings varied parties to campus 

Rush ends as 166 students pledge 

Fall rush for eight NSU 
Greek organizations is over, 
and it proved to be quite 
successful, as 83 men and 63 
women pledged a fraternity or 

Both fraternity and sorority 
rush began on Sunday, Aug. 
25 and lasted hrough Thursday 
of the same week. The week 
was filled with many different 
types of events ranging from a 
"pajama party" to a "jungle 
party." Several fraternities had 
Hawaiian-theme parties. 

Chris Maggio. president of 
Kappa Alpha, stated "Rush '85 
was a great week of events. It 
saw the Greek system at 
Northwestern really come 
together. A large number of 
quality men were pledged, 
making the Greeks even 

John Ramsey, president of 
the InterFraternity Council, 
said he was very pleased with 
rush this year. 

"All in all, everything went 
well," he said . "We had some 

problems getting the bus tour 
off the ground, but the good 
points outweigh that one 
poorly-planned event. I'm 
extremely pleased with the 
quality men who pledged, and 
especially the larger numbers." 

"I think Greeks at Nor- 
thwestern are really looking up 
right now," he added. 

This year's rushees got to see 
Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity 
in a house "instead on a tent 
out in a pasture," said Sig Tau 
rush chairman Jeff Thompson. 

"We're really optimistic about 
our organization this year. The 
house makes a big difference," 
he said. "We pledged 10 good 
men after rush and we're 
looking at a few more during 
open rush." 

Kappa Alpha pledged 19 
men. Kappa Sigma pledged 
27, while Sigma Tau Gamma 
added 10. Tau Kappa Epsilon 
and Theta Chi pledged 19 and 
8, respectively. 

On the sorority side, both 
Phi Mu and Sigma Sigma 

Sigma pledged their quota (the 
largest number possible) with 
26. Sigma Kappa sorority 
pledged 11 women. 

An incomplete list of pledges 
is listed: 

Kappa Alpha pledges are 
Chris Aaron, Mike Casey, 
Norman Cone, Chris 
DeBlieux, Jeff Garland, Greg 
Giering, Chris Gray, Greg 
Grayson, Bert Guerrero, 

sec "Rush..." 
on page 12 

Goodwin still distraught 
as Demons fall, 12-10 

There are a lot of coaches game. "We had a lot of mental 

As for you... 

Defensive coordinatot John Thompson discusses the game with his troops 
during last week's battle with Arkansas State. The Indians dropped NSU, 12- 

wno ' d Pe nappy w ir n d t wn- 
point loss to the country's top 
ranked team in a game that 
wasn't decided until the last 
two minutes. 

Sam Goodwin isn't one of 

The NSU head coach was 
distraught after last Saturday 
night's nail-biting 12-10 loss to 
Arkansas State in Turpin 

The Demons led the nation's 
top-ranked team for three 
quarters, and only an in- 
terception in the endzone 
saved the boys from Jonesboro 
from going back home with an 
0-1 record. 

"We should have won the 
game," said Goodwin, whose 
team led 10-6 much of the 

rt i i s t dk^s. t io ti i i ;t) ' jfri'HM' ano 

defense We were not a well- 
coached team on Saturday 
night," he said. 

"We missed a lot of tackles 
and had penalties at crucial 
times." he said. "We had a 
poor practice week. There 
were too many distractions. 
Registration was even a 
problem as we had to move 
our practices to the evenings 
on a couple of occasions," he 

A crowd which athletic 
officials estimate at 10,133 
watched the game. 
Newspapers in Alexandria and 
Shreveport estimated the 
crowd at bewteen 12,000 and 

First night lecture 

Chisholm begins Distinguished Lecture Series 

The 1985 Distinguished 
Lecture Series will begin 
Thursday night at 8 p.m. in the 
A. A. Fredericks Center's Fine 
Arts Auditorium when former 
U.S. representative Shirley 
Chisholm will be featured. 

The program will be open to 
the public. NSU students, as 
usual, are admitted with ID. 

Chisholm is a native New 
Yorker who was the only 
Black, to sit on the powerful 
House Rules Comittee. She 
served in Congress from 1969 
until 1982. 

She entered the 91st 
Congress in 1969 and was 
immediately assigned to the 
House Agriculture Sub- 
committee on Forestry and 
Rural Villages, which she knew 
had no relation to the needs 
and problems of her district. 
Told by the Speaker of the 
House to "be a good soldier," 
Chisholm made the un- 
precedented move of placing 
an amendment before the 
House to remove her name 
from the committee. She won, 
and was granted a seat on the 

Veterans' Affairs Committee. 

In 1971, she moved to the 
House Education and Labor 
Committee, and ascended to 
the Rules Committee six years 

In 1972, Congresswoman 
Chisholm made history by 
campaigning for the 
Democratic Party nomination 
for President: the first black to 
seek the nation's highest office. 
She became a household name 
with this campaign. 

Chisholm has become 
known as a champion for Black 

colleges, compensatory 
education, minimum wage for 
domestics, American Indians, 
Haitian refugees, migrants, and 
the poor. Her individualism has 
resulted in her being called a 

Since her retirement from 
Capitol Hill in 1982, Chisholm 
has been writing, teaching, 
lecturing, and traveling around 
the nation, hoping to "create a 
new national state of mind that 
demands peace, prosperity, 
and equality for all 
Americans," she said. 

Shirley Chisholm 

September 10, 1985 IVI AlAffi 

Vol. 74, No. 5 1^ W WW W 

Spirit of Northwestern debuts with 170 members 

The Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band made its 1985- 
86 debut last Saturday night in 
pre-game and halftime per- 
formances at the NSU- 
Arkansas State football game in 
Turpin Stadium. 

"This is going to be one of 
the most exciting university 
bands in Louisiana and the 
South," said Bill Brent, who is 
beginning his third year as 
director of marching bands. , 

He said the membership of 
Northwestern's marching band 
has grown steadily over the 
past two years, and this fall's 
edition of the Spirit of Nor- 
thwestern includes over 150 
marching band personnel and 
some 20 members of the Cane 
River Belles dance line. 

"Our marching band shows 
this year," said Brent, "will 
accentuate unique designs 
which will provide for a more 

powerful sounding band." 

The pre-game show for the 
season opener featured the 
popular tune, "Strike Up the 
Band," which will become a 
standard arrangement for the 
band this year. 

At halftime, the Spirit of 
Northwestern performed two 
Tom Wallace arrangements for 
marching bands, Tchaikovsky's 
"Swan Lake" ballet and a 
rhythm medley featuring such 

George Gershwin tunes as 
"I've Got Rhythm" and 
"Faschinatin' Rhythm." 

The rhythm medley will 
spotlight a performance by the 
Cane River Belles, coordinated 
by Vicki Parrish. 

Feature twirler Cindy 
McAbee, a national twirling 
champion, was spotlighted 
when the Spirit of Nor- 
thwestern performed Neuton 
Dance, . a popular, tune 

recorded by the Pointer Sisters 
for the movie Beverly Hills 

Directing the band on the 
field in 1985 is senior drum 
major Kenneth Crocker. 

Lucy LeBlanc is the band's 
head twirler, and the flag 
captains are Kathy Smith, 
Susie Nevell, and Paula 
Lesson. Jack Bedell is the 
percussion section leader. 

Gettin' down 

Several members of the 
Demon football team prove 
that they, like the 
cheerleaders, band, and 
danceline, can "jam." The 
Demons host McNeese 
State this weekend. 

KNWD adopts K91.T letters 

KNWD. Northwestern's 
campus radio station, has 
developed a "new sound" 
according to Woody Hood, 
general manager of the station. 

The station will now use 
K91.7 as it's call letters. 91.7 is 
the statioin's FM designation. 
The revamped stations will be 

billed as "K91.7, your sound 
bound FM, KNWD, Nat- 
chitoches," as can be seen on 
the flyers which have been 
circulating around campus all 

"We felt that the old sound 
had become old and dull," said 

Twenty freshmen enroll in 
Leadership Program 

Twenty freshmen have 
enrolled at the University this 
fall as participants in the 
President's Leadership 

Through their participation, 
the students will gain a better 
understanding of the university 
structure while being trained to 
assume leadership roles in the 
university community. 

Students winning 
scholarships as members of the 
1985-86 program are , . ; as . 


Patti Bagwell, Candace 
Basco, Brenda Kay Burns, 
Melissa Canales, James H. 
Ewing Jr.. Nan Goss, Bert 
Guerrero, Monica Hesser, 
Kenny Joe Knotts, Lisa Ann 
Lawrence. Tracy Lee, Bernita 
Loyd, Lee Ann Mclntyre, 
Karen Oberle, Lason Perkins, 
Sonya Marie Rigaud. Melissa 
T. Smith, Debbie Kay Stringer, 
Tonya Stroud, and Melissa 
, Woodruff,., 

Hood. "We were looking for a 
new sound, a more zestful 

"We are trying to promote 
the station," said Margaret 
Weaver, program director. 
"We need to get KNWD back 
into the swing of things again." 

New additions to the K91.7 
lineup include a totsl overhaul 
of the Sunday programming. 
"Gospel Time" at 12 p.m. will 
feature religious music, 
"Classical Interlude" at 3 p.m. 
is for classical fans, and the 
"Jazz Connection" at 6 p.m. 
will give yet another alter- 

Other features will be "Soul 
Patrol" Mondays at 3 p.m., 
"Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" 
Wednesdays at 3 p.m., "The 
Wave Show" Thursdays at 6 
p.m., and "Power Rock" 
Fridays at 6 p.m. 

We feel that there is 
definitely a need for new types 
of music," continued Hood. 
"We want to cater to each and 
. . aVft'ii ^ iftoeof .;aste in music." . . 

Phi Mu 

proudly announces 
their fall '85 
pledge class 




On the Move in '85! 


Vol. 74, No. 5 CURRENT SAUCE September 10. 1985 

Page 3 

Recital Hall crowded for meeting 

The State Board of Regents 
held a public hearing here 
yesterday concerning the 
proposed transfer of NSU to 
the LSU system. The purpose 
of the hearing was "to receive 
input from the community," 
according to Frank Prewitt, 
chairman of the special 
committee studying the 

The meeting began with 
comments from Northwestern 
Dr. Joseph Orze, who stressed 
the importance that the future 
of Northwestern should be the 
main concern. 

Orze urged that everyone 
present should "not be 
prejudiced one way or the 
other. I urge that you take part 
in the discussion, ask questions 
and don't be closed minded." 

William Arceneaux, com- 
missioner of higher education 
for the state, said, "No one is 
discussing a merger. We are 
assesing the feasability of 
transferring Northwestern to 
the LSU Board of Super- 
visors... a transfer from one 
government to another." 

Rep. Jimmy Long pointed 
out that this proposal had been 
brought up five years ago while 

Mixed feelings heard at LSU assembly 

Rene Bienvenu was president. 
"We thought at the time that 
that was not the move to 
make," said Long. 

Concerning the recent 

proposal, Long said, "I have 
not advocated it... but I have 
not opposed it." 

Many local citizens voiced 
their opinions concerning the 
proposal. The general feeling 
of the crowd was summed up 
in comments from Mrs. John 
Kyser, widow of the late 
Northwestern president. "How 
can we form a conclusion 
unless we know the in- 
tentions?" Mrs. Kyser asked. 

Former president Arnold 
Kilpatrick voiced his concern 
and pointed out that it was 
"very difficult for us (Nor- 

thwestern) to thrive because 
we're not a metropolis." 

Other points of recent 
concern which were aired 
included the question of the 
name of the institution, if the 
transfer took place. Arceneaux 
replied that the name of the 
University could only be 
changed by the legislature, as 
evidenced by the controversial 
change of University of 
Southwestern Louisiana to 
University of Louisiana. 

Arceneaux pointed out the 
this committee, made up of 
members of the Board of 
Regents, was "the first step in a 

long process." After this 
committee completes it's study, 


the proposal must then be 
studied by the LSU Board of 
Supervisors. Approval could 
only come from a two-thirds 

majority vote of both houses of 
the legislature . 

Dr. Orze returned to the 
podium, receiving applause by 
stating the Northwestern 's 
enrollment had been 
"relatively stable." 

"Where is this great con- 
cern? We are not that bad," 
said Orze. 

"Things we do well don't get 
publicized," Orze continued. 
"We have done some out- 
standing things with limited 
resources. We need support. 
With it, we can do an out- 
standing job. Without it, we 
cannot do the job we know we 
have to." 

Some companies misleading 

Insurance not a loan prerequisite 

Students and their parents 
do not need to purchase life 
insurance in order to qualify for 
a Guaranteed Student Loan, 
according to Terry L. 
Faust, Director of Financial Aid 
at NSU. 

Numerous inuiries to the 
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sales technique apparently in 
wide use throughout the state, 
indicates that students and 
parents are being told that the 
purchase of a life insurance 
policy will guarantee them a 
student loan when they attend 

The eligibility for a 
Guaranteed Student Loan is 
determined on the basis of a 
student's family income, 
financial need and other criteria 
that have nothing to do with 
buying life insurance or 
opening a savings account. No 
life insurance purchase will 
guarantee eligibility for a 
student loan. 

Students and their parents 
are cautioned to be very 
careful in dealing with in- 
surance companies claiming to 
be lenders participating in the 
government sponsored loan 
program. While such com- 

panies may indeed be lenders 
in the program, they cannot 
change the rules of student 

Claims to guaranteed access 
to a student loas should be 
closely examined to determine 
if the loan will be made 
available to the student 
regardless of any cutbacks in 
the program by the Federal 

If a students qualifies for a 
student loan, he or she can 
receive the loan regardless of 
whether he or she purchases 
life insurance. 

No amount of life insurance 
will guarantee a student loan \f 
they are not otherwise qualified 
under state and federal 

If parents ot students have 
questions about the student 
loan program, they should 
contact the financial aid office 

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September 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 5 


Golden Arches in the Student Union 

Fast food invading campuses 



Trade -mark (5) 

Leasing or contracting out campus food 
services is nothing new. Nor is the effort to give 
students something new on the menu. But the 
idea of contracting with fast food restaurants to 
meet student demands for alternatives to the 
traditional cafeteria fare may be an idea whose 
time has come. 

A report in College Union magazine said that 
about 56 percent of the campuses responding to 
a recent survey said they offered fast food within 
their union. 

"The concept of corporate food-service is 
broadening," Dave Johnson, director of Wayne 
State's student union, told College Union. 
"More People are recognizing that schools, 
which represent 'small cities,' also represent an 
an attractive place to establish a restaurant. And, 
if the student center is a hub of activities as ours 
is, putting a store there is quite a profitable 

Johnson says that, besides providing a very 
popular service to students, a major advantage 
to contracting out fast food services is the cor- 
porate ability to spend money on remodeling 
and development. Burger King, which opened a 
store at Wayne State in February, gutted an out- 
of-service snack bar and installed a full-service, 
150-seat restaurant. "They not only offered new 

food services, but a 'brand-spanking new' area 

that we could't afford to renovate. And they paid 
for it." 

Furthermore, "Everything inside their doors is 
theirs to replace.... 1 don't have to pay out for 

upkeep and services." 

Manuel Cunard, director of the student center 
at Colorado State-Fort Collins, lists training, 
service and volume purchasing as prime ad- 
vantages of leasing to fast food stores. CSU 
contracted with Hardee's in May 1984. "We 
have attempted to run our own fast-food 
operation and can run it very well. But we don't 
have the expertise to train personnel or the 
ability to buy in volume that the contractor has." 

Industry sources say profit is the greatest 
advantage. "We found that students want brand 
recognition, quality, and consistency," says 
James Bastian, manager, national development 
for Wendy's. "They all increase sales and the 
return to the university. (The universities) 
become the leasor. It's also an advantage to the 
college to keep the sutudents on campus and in 
the union." 

Harrison Woodruff, Hardee's director of 
marketing, agrees: "Many people have 
determined that a lot of students go off campus. 
That's a loss of income and it hurts the image of 
the university.... We can say we'll not only pay 
rent but will renovate. In most situations the 
university is very capital-intentioned so that is an 
attractive feature." 

"We're doing very well and the colleges are 
doing very well," says Tim Johnson. Burger 
King's director of institutional development. 
"Typically we're paying a commission and they 
can take the money and do what they want with 
it. It generates funds for them." 

Colleges joining USA for Africa movement 

Collegian commitment to fighting hunger will 
be tested this fall when students will be asked by 
the Student Public Interest Research Groups to 
join a national campaign to benefit USA for 

The usual student efforts to help the needy 
were enhanced during the past school year by 
the consciousness-raising USA for Africa album, 
which contained the hit song Ware the World. 
Now, PIRGs across the nation will borrow a 
phrase from that song as the name of their 
campaign, So Let's Start Giving. 

Using thousands of students and hundreds of 
professional staff members, the PIRGs will 
launch an intensive three-part campus cam- 
paign. During the spring, an advisory board of 
hunger organization officials, political leaders 
and prominent students was formed, and efforts 

Cute people 
read the 

were made to contact student leaders at 3,000 

"We have already seen tremendous support 
for this campaign," says Kim Paulus, chair- 
person of the California-San Diego student. 
"More than 200 student government presidents 
in 50 states endorsed the campaign in the few 
short weeks since we began organizing." 

This summer, a student leadership team will 
be selected and trained for the fall campaign. 
The training may include a fact-finding trip to 
Africa, aYid students who have already been to 
Africa are being recruited to speak at schools this 
fall. In August, an anti-hunger action manual - 
offering guidance on how to organize projects, 
provide detailed descriptions of possible projects 
and available resources - will be destributed to 
volunteers and organizations. 

This fall, the campaign will begin in earnest. 
Part one will focus on raising funds for the USA 
for Africa famine relief efforts, but 10 percent 
will be used to fight hunger in the United States. 

Part two will focus on deepening student 
understanding of, and commitment to, hunger 
issues through educational fora. Resources for 
these forums will include speakers, films, 
discussion guides and materials for classroom 

Part three will direct student efforts toward 
hunger in their own communities. 

Students who conduct the most creative and 
effective projects will be honored by USA for 
Africa at the annual World Hunger Media 
Awards ceremony in November. 


SCHOOL: That's the battle 
cry of a group of students at 
Colorado State protesting 
tuition increases. The students 
are handing out applications to 
universities in Alaska 
Arkansas, California, 
Washington, and Wyoming, 
where they say tuition is lower 
than at CSU. Meanwhile, the 
student government has sent 
letters to parents urging them 
to lobby against further in 
creases. CSU tuition has risen 
75 percent over the last five 
years and is likely to raise 1( 
percent this fall. 


That's the predominant view of 
world conditions among young 
people today, according to 
investigators at Michigan In- 
stitute for Social Research. 
The 10-year-old "Monitoring 
the Future" project has found 
that fears of nuclear war have 
increased dramatically in the 
last decade. 

MILLION in low intereS 
bonds, Georgetown University 
trustees have voted to grant 
recognition to two 
organizations for homosexua 
students and settle 
discrimination lawsuit that th( 
organizers had brought agains 
the university. The decisioi 
came after the District 
Columbia city counci 
amended a bond bill to prohibl 
issuance of tax-exempt bond 
on behalf of institutions thi 
violate the sexual preferena 
clause of the city's and 
discrimination Human Right 


the dean of residential life 
Dartmouth College is planni 
"radical" changes in th 
college's housing system, 
committee of administrator* 
faculty and students met durin 
the summer to discui 
necessary changes. The grou 
will present its changes in tl 
fall to the student body 
Feedback will then be used 
formulate a new housil 
policy. The major studa 1 
complaint is that the rod 
assignment policy is unfair af 

LIFE commission is gettii 
action at Rutgers University 
New Jersey. The commissi^ 
report, containing propoS 
ranging from landscape 
improvements to a sumi" 
drop/add period, will receiv' 
response from every dep 8 
ment mentioned—by order 
the Rutgers president. 

Vol. 74, No. 5 CURRENT SAUCE September 10, 1985 

Page 5 

Checking it out 

Art professor Dr. Grady 
Harper and assistant 
professor Chuck Egnaczak 
examine some of the 150 
watercolor sketches now 
on display in the Hanchey 
Gallery of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. The 
gallery is open daily from 8 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

f .* .* „< t .* jj;t , 

on display 
in gallery 

An exhibit of 150 watercolor 
sketches painted by 16 Nor- 
thwestern students this summer 
during an extensive tour of 
England and Scotland opened 
on Aug. 30 in the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

The exhibit, entitled "Travel 
Sketches: England and 
Scotland," will remain ^on 
display through next Friday on 
the second floor of the gallery. 

The works were created by 
undergraduate and graduate 
students participating in Dr. 
Grady Harper's watercolor 
sketching course, which in- 
cluded field experiences in 
England and Scotland July 13- 

"This summer's field trip to 
England and Scotland was a 
'pilot' for similar trips in future 
summers," said Harper, an art 
professor who is one of the 
state's besk-known water- 
colorists. "In fact, plans are 
under way for another 
overseas watercolor sketching 
trip in June, 1986." 

"Many of the sketches were 
done in the quick-sketch 
technique in a matter of a few 
minutes while standing on 
crowded, heavily-populated 
street corners or in busy scenic 
areas," said Harper. "Some of 
the sketches were done from 
memory or from photos takerl 
by the students when they were 
in places where it was in i 
possible to bring out a sket- 
chbook and watercolor pjints." 

Harper described the 
sketches by the siudents as 
"fresh, spontaneous, first 
impression graphic notations of 
places seen foi the first time." 

Harper said the students 
participated in sketchings at 
Trafalgar Square, the village of 

They also sketched when 
frequently stopping at 
mountain villages, exploring 
Edinburgh and viewing the city 
of York from the medieval city 

Students whose watercolor 
sketches will be on display in 
Hanchey Gallery include 
Martha Upton and Julie Ar- 
chibald of Natchitoches; 
Charlotte Tabor, Mary Hunt 
Howard, Vergalie Cassel and 
Shirlene Alexander of 
Shreveport; Linda Russo and 
Kathleen Hundley of 
Alexandria; Alice North, Faye 
Killen, Milda Duck and 
Rosalind Berg of Pineville 
LaWanda Fryar of Fort Polk 
Vicki Brister of Breaux Bridge 
Carolyn Beckett of New 
Orleans, and Dorothy C. 
;t*WW6tftfif TyteffoWh, Miss. 

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Page 6 

September 10, 1985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 5 

SGA kicks off year 
by changing times 
for weekly meetings 

"Lead, follow, or get the hell 
out of the way. " 

That's the phrase used by 
several members of the 
Student Government 
Association to kick off the fall 

At the first SGA meeting last 
Monday, the students reviewed 

the goals they had decided on 
during summer workshop, 
which are to accentuate the 
positive image of both SGA 
and the University and to 
increase SGA internal reviews. 

Options were discussed to 
change SGA meetings to 
Mondays at 2 p.m. to better 
accomodate commuters and 
board members. According to 
Shawn Wyble, president, all 
students are encouraged to 
attend these meetings. 

Wyble said he was pleased to 
see the turnout of students at 
both the voter registration drive 
on Thursday and the LSU- 
NSU merger review on 

"It's good to see so many 
students concerned about the 
future of NSU. Just keep a 
positive outlook and carefully 
review all issues of the 
merger," said Wyble. 

Upcoming SGA elections 
will soon be getting underway: 

Filings opened last Monday 
(Sept. 2) for class senator, 
several vacant senator-at-large 
positions, homecoming court, 
and Who's Who. Filings close 

Filings opened on Monday 
for State Fair Court and Mr. 
and Miss NSU. These filings 
close Monday, Sept. 30. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 
the general elections for 
senators and homecoming 
court will be held in the Union 
lobby. One week later, the 
general election for Mr. and 
Miss NSU and the runoffs for 
senator will be held. 

Wednesday, Oct. 9, is the 
general election for State Fair 

Newer services offered to 
students through the SGA 
include student discount cards 
(available in the SGA offices on 
the second floor of the Union) 
and the use of the student 
hotline at 357-4501. Requests 
and comments will be placed in 
the Current Sauce 

Social work program 
nationally reaccredited 

The University's bac- 
calaureate degree program in 
social work was recently 
reaccredited by the Council on 
Social Work Education in 
Washington. D.C. 

According to the national 
council, which accredits all 
social work programs in the 
nation, Northwestern's un- 
dergraduate program will have 
its accreditation extended from 
1985 through 1992. 

"It continues to be the only 
accredited social work program 
in this area of Louisiana," said 
Malcolm Braudaway. coor- 
dinator of the social work 
program . 

Mary Ann Quaranta, 
chairman of the CSWE 
commission on accreditation, 
in her letter informing 
University president Dr. 
Joseph Orze of the reac- 
creditation, noted "that the 
program was especially well 
developed." No deficiencies 
were cited in the letter. 

Braudaway said there are 

approximately 60 un- 
dergraduate students majoring 
in social work at Northwestern, 
and that NSU's social work 
graduates are employed by 
child welfare agencies, 
hospitals, delinquency 
treatment facilities, and a 
variety of other social work 
agencies throughout the state. 

"Agencies prefer to employ 
graduates of an accredited 
program because they know 
the standards of the program 
are high and the graduates are 
well-qualified fo social work 
practice," he said. 

Furthermore, added 
Braudaway. accreditation 
offers advantages for students 
who may wish to pursue 
graduate degrees. 

"Universities offering 
master's degrees, such as LSU 
and Tulane, will give graduates 
of accredited programs as 
much as one year advanced 
standing, allowing them to 
complete the program in as 
little as one full year," he said. 

Fork 'cm Demons 

Varsity cheerleaders Bobby Thompson and Theresa Guillory lead the Kickoff Party 
crowd two weeks ago in a cheer. 

Don't walk... Run! 
to the 

Hurry Party 

SAB "Rush" 

Come get acquainted with 
your Student Activities Board 
and sign up for a committee 

Tuesday, September 10 
12 noon-3 p.m. 
Union lobby 

Everyone Welcome! 

Vol. 74, No. 5 CURRENT SAUCE September 10, 1985 

Page 7 

'Silverado' shines as an enjoyable western 

Westerns have never been 
particularly close to my heart, 
unless they starred James 
Stewart and sometimes John 
Wayne. And western comedies 
(Support Your Local Sheriff 
w jth James Garner, or Cat 
Ba/ou with Lee Marvin, for 
instance) sometimes appealed 

Silverado, a new western 
rom Columbia Pictures 

doesn't star Jimmy Stewart, 
but it is exciting and refreshing. 
And the humor that the movie 
uses adds quite well to the 

Lawrence Kasdan, who has 
been involved with such 
productions as The Empire 
Strikes Back, Raiders of the 
Lost Ark, and The Big Chill, 
has succeeded once again with 

his action-packed western 
which stars many of the 
brightest talents of today. 

The tale of Silverado in- 
volves four unlikely heroes 
who band together to conquer 
the injustices they find around 
them. I know it sounds hokey, 
but the premise is refreshingly 

The talent is abundant. 
Kevin Kline plays Paden, a 

at the Student Body Club 


NSU Band Fundraiser 
$5.00 Beer Bust 


Screamin' Demon Night 
with contests and prizes 
Come try the new TNT 
drink for $1.50 


TNT Blow-Out 

with dance contest 
The winners compete again at 
the end of the semester for 
two 1 0-speed bikes 

Every Friday and Saturday 
between 8 and 10 p.m. 

Quarter draft beer! 


drifter. Scott Glenn, as Em- 
mett, is the good cowboy with 
high ideals. He is traveling to 
Silverado to see his sister and 
her family. Along the way, he 
finds his daredevil brother 
Jake, played by Kevin Costner, 
in jail. "I only kissed a girl," 
says Jake. 

The scene that follows sets 
the tone for the rest of the 
movie. After an elaborate 
escape, the brothers are left to 
their adventure. 

Mai, a black man who is 
returning home after being in 
the city, is portrayed by Danny 
Glover. He returns to find the 
home he left gone. It is the 
injustice that he receives that 
becomes the main driving force 
of the four heroes. 

They help a wagon train, 
escape from jail, save some 
lives, and fight such bad guys 
as Cobb, the unscrupulous 

sheriff (Brian Dennehy) and 
Slick, the gambler (Jeff 

A fine performance is given 
by all, but especially by Kline. 
And he befriends Stella, the 
hostess of the Midnight Star 
Saloon, portrayed 
couragiously and wonderfully 
by Linda Hunt. 

As the story progresses, the 
acting and adventure only get 
better. The result is an en- 
joyable and unique (at least in 
today's Hollywood) movie. 

The only complaint that I 
had of the movie was that it 
took it's time getting started. 
But it was definitely worth 
waiting for. 

And if you don't particularly 
like westerns, don't worry. The 
action will make you love 

On a scale from one to 
ten... seven. 

The Good Guys 

Scott Glenn and Kevin Kline ride to protect the town of 
Silverado in the new Columbia Pictures release of the 
same name. 



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on Sept. 30-Oct. 8 
in Union 240 


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September 10, 1985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 5 

Changes in Iberville, Union 

University food service wants'new attitude 

Dionetta Jones 

Staff Writer 

The University cafeterias 
have been subject to both 
praise and criticism in the past 
years. This year, on the other 
hand, may prove to be a year 
for change. 

According to Harry Mc- 
Dougald, director of the food 
service, the cafeteria em- 
ployees are expecting nothing 
less than a positive attitude 
from both the old and new 

There are new plans in 
preparation for both Iberville 
Dining Hall and the Union 

Goodwin a 
TV star in 

NSU Demon Football, a 
show featuring head football 
coach Sam Goodwin a'ong 
with player interviews and 
game-by-game highlights, will 
be aired each Wednesday this 
season at 10:30 p.m. Cable 
station KLAX-TV of 
Alexandria will air all of the 

Goodwin commented that 
"this will allow us to gain even 
more exposure, not only in the 
Alexandria area, but outside of 
it as well, to the surrounding 
area that KLAX has a cable 
hook-up to." 

Jim Smilie will be handling 
the interviewing chores for 
KLAX. Smilie is a 1984 
graduate of the University of 
Alabama who has a bachelor's 
degree in journalism with a 
minor in human resource 
management. He served as 
sports editor of the Crimson 
White, the Alabama student 
newspaper, for a semester 
while also working as the sports 
editor of the school's yearbook 
the Corolla. The show will 
be a production of Sportsmen 
Productions with Dick Davis 
serving as producer and editor. 

Essentially, the show will run 
for a half hour, with highlights 
from the previous Saturday's 
game being shown. Goodwin 
will comment on the previous 
week's action, preview that 
week's upcoming game, and 
speak in general of the 
University's football program. 
Player interviews will also be 
added as a feature later in the 

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Junction Cafeteria. Most 
students have probably already 
noticed the new addition in the 
Union cafeteria, which has 
become the "Garden Patch" 
the union's new salad bar. This 
new salad bar will not only be 
stocked with the best "fixins" 
for a great salad, students will 
also be able to pay at the salad 

bar without the hassel of 
waiting in a long line. 

As for Iberville, there will be 
a number of Special Feature 
Nights set aside for the students 
as monotony breakers. There 
will be a Mexican and Western 
night added to the regular 
Christmas and Thanksgiving 
features. There will also be a 

Fair Night so that students can 
have such delicasies as bar- 
becue, hamburgers, hotdogs, 
and sundaes which they can 
prepare themselves. New 
entrees have been added to the 
menus at both Iberville and the 
Union. The Union has also 
added an ice cream section and 
will soon have a cold-deli bar. 

Both cafeterias are expectj 
this year to be the best everj 
food service. The students v 
not only have a variety 
different foods to choose froi 
they will also have the bene 
of a well-experienced ste 
McDougald said his door 
always open for questioi 
complaints, or suggestions 


Many college courses prepare 
you for a job in management. 
Sooner or later. But successfully 
completing Army ROTC will 
place you in a management job 
right after graduation. 

It's definitely not a 
trainee job. You could be 
accountable for millions 
of dollars worth of equip- 
ment. And responsible for 
many of the Army's top 

You might find your- 
self supervising a staff of 
computer programmers in 
Heidelberg. Missile tech- 
nicians in Korea. Or satellite 
trackers in Samoa. 

To qualify, you take 
a few hours of ROTC classes 
weekly, along with the 
subjects in your major. You'll 
receive financial assistance 
- $ 1 00 a month, up to $1000 
a year — in your last two 
years. And you might even 
qualify for a scholarship. 

For more information 
on what could be the most 
important planning decision 

you'll ever make, see your 
Professor of Military Science. 

Ask for Captain Brian Nye, room 
208, Noe. Hall, or call 35T~515T. 

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September 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 5 


Eagles are really Mean to NSU 

North Texas clobbers winless Demons, 34-14 

John Ramsey 


Shreveport Times was right. 
The Mean Green was pretty 
tough, after all. 

On Friday, the Times picked 
North Texas State to defeat 
Northwestern by 3 points. 
NSU supporters answered with 
scoffs and laughter. After all, 
how could the defending 
Southland Conference cellar 
dwellers beat the defending 
Gulf Star champs? 

As it turned out, they could 
do it, and do it quite easily, by 
turning numerous Demon 
mistakes into points. 

The Mean Green Eagles 
trounced Northwestern, 34-14, 

Northwestern at 
North Texas State 

•The Statistics 

NTSU - Mike Rhone 4 run (Todd 
Smith kick) 

NTSU • Billy Brewer 1 run (Smith 

NTSU - Monte Moon 1 1 run (Smith 

NSU - John Stephens 4 pass from 

Rob Fabrizio (run failed) 

NSU • Stephens 34 pass from 

Wayne Van (run) 

NTSU - Rhone 1 run (kick failed) 

NTSU - Brewer 1 run (Smith kick) 





8 0-14 


in Demon coach Sam 
Goodwin's worst loss in his 24 
games at NSU. The loss drops 
the Demons to 0-2, while 
North Texas is 1-0. 

Fumbles and interceptions 
were the story of the evening 
for the Northwestern squad, 
which turned the ball over five 
times, compared to two for 
NTSU. NSU did lead in both 
first downs (23-18) and total 
yardage (477-363), however. 

The Demons contributed to 
their demise early in the first 
quarter, when quarterback 
Wayne Van was picked off by 
North Texas State's Jerry 
Pickens. A 23-yard scamper 
by running back Monty Moon 
set up the Eagles' first score, a 
four-yard run by quarterback 
Mike Rhone. 

Northwestern did it again on 
its next possession, as the 
Demons' John Stephens 
fumbled and NTSU's Matt 
Tiemann fell on it. A 28-yard 
run by Billy Brewer, followed 
by a 1-yarder also by Brewer, 

gave the host team a 14-0 lead 
which delighted the crowd, 
estimated at 14,400. 

Again, the Demons did iittle 
on offense, and North Texas 
mounted its first full drive upon 
taking possession. The Mean 
Green marched 50 yards in 
seven plays to post a 21-0 lead. 

Never in Goodwin's NSU 
career had his troops been 
down by more than a few 


see page 12 

points. ^^ncTTiow they trailed 
by three touchdowns early in 
the second quarter. 

Quarterback Rob Fabrizio 
took over for Van near the end 
of the second period and led 
the Demons downfield, hitting 
John Stephens for a touch- 
down on the halfs final play. 
The two-point attempt, typical 
of the way things were going 
for NSU, was no good, and the 
Green led 21-6 at the half. 

The third quarter saw the 
emergence of a Demon of- 
fense, as the North westerners 
were the only squad to score in 
the period. Moon fumbled on 
the NTSU 43, and Van went to 
work, hitting Stephens with a 
34-yard touchdown pass with 
3:26 left in the period to pull 
Northwestern within a 

Hopes for a Demon 
comeback were squashed in 
the final period, as Moon took 
a pitch and raced 53 yards on 
North Texas State's first 
possession. Rhone followed 
with a 27-yard jaunt, and 
crashed over the stripe from 
the 1 on the next play. NTSU 
27, NSU 14. 

Finally, North Texas scored 
again with eight minutes left 
and converted on the point 
after to give the Mean Green 
their final margin, 34-14. 

"We had some ex- 
plosiveness in the final quarter, 
and that's good," said North 
Texas mentor Corky Nelson 
after the game. "We were able 
to come up with some big plays 
and it's good to know we have 
that capability." 

Goodwin refused to blame 
the Demons' many injuries for 
the loss. "Injuries are part of 
the game," he said. "That's 
doesn't explain why we're 
giving up so many big plays." 

The Eagles' surprising victory 
margin shocked even Nelson. 
"They (NSU) led the nation in 
defense last year and returned 
most of the players back," he 
said. "1 certainly didn't think 
we'd score 34 points." 

The back stops here 

Demon tailback John Stephens is dropped by a swarm of Arkansas State players 
during Turpin Stadium action last Saturday. ASU is rated as the number-one IAA 
team in America. 

v Kappa Sigma 

"All the Greek You Need to Know" 

How 'bout 
Sig Dogs? 

Campus tug-o-war champions.. .again! 

Announcin g the future Si g Do gs... 

Dennis Allison 
John Berthelot 
Eddy Broadway 
Marshall Carll 

Jim Cobb 
Keith Colquette 
Marty Cox 
David Daily 
Jeff Dalton 

Charlie Davis 
Wade Desemar 
Chris deVargas 
Kip Fair 
Ray Gill 
Scott Hampton 
Randolph Hayes 
James Haymon 
Allen Heil 

Hugh Johnson 
Patrick Keen 
Stan Martin 
James Pearson 
Louis Sklar 
Michael Turk 
Keith Vercher 
Kevin Warner 
Don Wyatt 



September 10. 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 5 


The real world' isn't all it's cracked up to be 

My job is one of the ones 
that makes everyone say "I'm 
glad it's you and not me." 

Whether I'm glad or not is 
still up in the air. 

When I was named Current 
Sauce editor some light years 
ago (April 1984), I was told by 
several people "it will be a 
learning experience." 

Boy, was that ever the 
, understatement of the year. 

This job, like several other 
student positions, requires that 
you work well "with the real 
world." The real world, on the 
other hand, doesn't always 
want to make your "ideal 
working relationship" a two- 
way street. 

And sometimes that applies 
not only to the vast concrete 
jungle outside our main gates, 
but to Roy Hall as well. 

Case in point. 

When I took over, I im- 
mediately ordered a couple of 
comic strips. No problem. 
Garfield and Ziggy made their 
way to Natchitoches as ex- 
pected from August through 
November, when they stopped 
arriving. A quick call to the 
Comptroller's Office netted me 

only a "you have to have your 
purchase order number or we 
can't tell you anything." 

After a long fight with the file 
cabinet, I called back, armed 
with my p.o. number. My 

explanation was then given. 

"Well, it seems that the total 
dollar amount went over 
$99.99, which means it would 
have to go out on bid, which 
means you would have to have 
another purchase order, which 
means you have got to have 
the correct signatures, which 
means another four weeks, 
which means. . ." 

You get the picture. 

Thinking these two strips 
were not worth the hassle, I 
ordered Doonesbury. To 
make a long story short, we 
stopped receiving it in March. 
We're still figuring out if we 
owe or not on it. 

Of course, our relationship 
with the Natchitoches Times 
has always been interesting. 
It's kinda like Mid-South 
Wrestling. "Tonight, our 

feature attraction... the Current 
Sauce vs. the typists..." 

A long line of Sauce editors 
"has met the enemy" on the 
battlefields of the Times office, 
and I'm no exception. Once I 
was accused of everything from 
switching a classified ad in their 
paper to breaking Coke battles 
in the parking lot. 

Little did they know I was 
sitting in my living room in 
Baton Rouge watching Leave it 
to Beaver reruns. 

And plotting to overthrow 
President Reagan, no doubt. 

The Times has adopted a 
unique billing system since Roy 
Hall requires a financial 
breakdown by issue. In ad- 
dition to a monthly statement, 

Playing the name game at NSU 

Are you frustrated with 
registration? Tired of long 
lines? Did your adviser lose 
your folder? Did Financial Aid 
give you the run around? 

Well, don't give up. It can 
get better. 

I enrolled at NSU this fall for 
the sixth time. And after more 
than two years here everything 
conceivable has happened to 

Knock on wood. 

The main problem that I 
have had with NSU has been 
my name. 

I was christened Michael 
Craig Scott, but my parents 

decided to call me Craig. And 
the g in Craig was one letter too 
many. So when I enrolled I 
decided to be Michael C. Scott. 
So what, you ask? Well, little 
did I know that someone else 
decided to enter as Michael C. 

One of the ladies in the 
Registrar's office told me I'd 
have trouble with that. And 
boy was she right. 

One time I registered and I 
got his packet. 

One semester my student 
time card didn't come in 
because he graduated. 
Financial Aid thought that / had 


I decided to change my 
name with the University to 
Michael Craig Scott a little too 

Americans should stay 
out of South Africa 

The country of South Africa 
is currently the media hype of 
the summer with the Bruce 


Jeff Thompson 

Springsteen tour running a 
close second. 

Every time I pick up the 
paper there is an article about 
the brutal treatment of blacks in 
South Africa. Therefore. 
Congress and black groups are 
attempting to force the Reagan 
administration to institute trade 
restraints on the legal 
government of South Africa in 
opposition to the apartheid 
system. Why don't we 

Americans just mind our own 

It is obvious that these 
groups can't see what will be 
brought about by the restric- 
tions. They will simply wreck 
South Africa's already 
weakened financial structure 
and force the black unem- 
ployment rate sky-high. The 
unemployed blacks will then 
have nothing to do except 
fight. Is this the objective? 

It should be clear, even to a 
congressman, that it's only a 
matter of time before the 
present government of South 

see "S.Africa..." 
on page 1 1 


Of course these were by no 
means the only problems I had. 

There were difficulties that 
were seemingly unrelated to 

When I got my grades one 
year. I got five notices -each 
with a different class. Dr. 
Baumgardner, the registrar, 
said "I don't know how it 
happened, but you owe us 80 
cents postage!" 

And then, last spring, 
something really awful hap- 

Through a few oversights, I 
realized that my name had 
been left off of the master 
computer printout of students. 
According to that particular 
printout, I had never enrolled 
for Spring 1985. 

And this is the same com- 

puter printout used by campus 
honor organizations, etc. 

The Computer Center 
people, at first, swore that it 
couldn't happen. But it did. 
To me. 

It took me all summer to get 
over the feeling that someone 
at this University had a per- 
sonal vendetta against me. 

As I stood in line a couple of 
Tuesdays ago at the Financial 
Aid table I was trembling. I 
knew that my scholarship 
money would be misplaced, or 
worse yet, that they would tell 
me I didn't exist. But to my 
delight, everything was in 
perfect order! 

I pray that I'm not speaking 
too soon, but it appears that V, 
unlike many, registered 
without a hitch. 

So if you're frustrated and 
feel you've been run around to 
no avail, cheer up. It can only 
get better! 

And if you're name is 
Michael Craig Scott. . .have you 
ever considered LSU? 

Michael Craig Scott is a 
junior from Natchitoches 
who has had more than his 
fair share of problems with 
NSU computers. 

we get a "Big Chief tablet 
sheet of paper with amounts 
scribbled on it. 

Professional, wouldn't you 

Our biggest purchase ever is 
the lease of a new typesetting 
system for the office. Sounds 
great, until you have to work 
out details. 

After finally securing what 
seemed like the signatures of 
everyone from the president to 
the kids at the lab school, we 
sent out bids in April. Only one 
company makes this particular 
system, so I was confident 
there would be no problems. 

Wrong, as usual. 

The bids came back on June 
1. Or didn't come back, I 
should say. No one bid. No 

Furious, I called the com- 
pany's headquarters. 

"Northwestern? Hmmm. 
We sent that Federal Express 
two weeks ago. It should have 
been in Evanston by now." 

Evanston? "No, Nor- 
thwestern State, in Nat- 
chitoches, Louisiana," I an- 

"Nack-i-what?" was the 
reply. Typical. If I've spelled 
"Natchitoches" over the phone 
once I've done it a thousand 

Finally, we worked things 
out. Purchasing was nice 
enough to send re-bids in a 
hurry. Thanks to Louisiana 
law, however, we had to wait 
another month. 

Which is precisely why the 
new system is just being in- 
stalled now. 

So, if you're one of the ones 
who can't wait to finish school 
so you can hit "the real world," 
I'd think about it. 

I'm happy right where I 
am. . .in the semi-real world. 

And it couldn't be better. 

John Ramsey is a senior 
public relations major who 
spends one hour a day on 
the phone with "the real 

Union 240 
Sept. 30-Oct. 8 
Graduate students, 
Seniors, Juniors, 
Sophomores, Freshmen 

Individual Pictures 
for the 1985 Potpourri 

More details to come! 




September 10, 1985 
Vol. 74. No. 5 


; on 

Season not over yet 

Zero-for-two is not the best way to start a season. 
Fortunately for the Demon football team, they can 
k to last year's 0-2 mark for hope. Remember the 
me 1984 Demons finished at 7-4 and were named as 
e conference co-champions. 

The football team, and University, was "fired up"" 
»o weeks ago for the Arkansas State game, and they 
>re not for the North Texas game. It showed on the 
oreboard . 

Archrival McNeese State travels to Natchitoches this 
eekend for another great NSU-MSU shootout. But 
3 Demons do need student support." Thousands 
ed the student side of Turpin against Arkansas State. 
>t's do it again this weekend. 

The season's not over yet, so never count the 
•mons out. Who knows? This weekend may start 
> drive for another GSC title. 

keeping an open mind 

i The LSU-Northwestern merger has dominated the 
:al press for several weeks, and many details became 
blic at yesterday's hearing in the A. A.' Fredericks 

The Board of Regents will undoubtedly recommend 
; transfer of NSU into the LSU system. Whether 
'U's proposals will be satisfactory or not remains to 

The press has been preaching "keep an open mind" 
months, but it is important to do so. Little is known 
out the actual merger plans, yet there is much 
2culation. Speculation can breed rumors, and those 
'. something Northwestern needs to avoid. 
Mter all, haven't we had enough trouble with 
nors and speculation in the past year? 

Registration a mess 


pfter the fiasco two weeks ago, that word probably 
'kes fear in the hearts of many students. The worst 
F should be over, however. 

ft small percentage of the student body was pre- 
listered for fall classes, and this caused long delays. 

the spring semester, many more students will 
lster in advance, saving themselves long waits in 
luary when they return. 

' course, with any new system there will be 
ferns, but the University's new computer 
'stration could be handled much better. Too many 
tents were given the "run around." 
P's js unexcusable at Northwestern, which 
claims itself as a "student-oriented University" and 
the friendliest campus in the South." If these 
Merits are true, then the University should analyze 
fSistration set-up. 

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continued from 
page 10 

Africa bleeds itself to death 
fighting this civil war, a battle it 
can't win over the long haul. 

The white Afrikaners will 
never agree to a one-man, 
one-vote compromise. Why 
should they? They built the 
nation over the past 300 years. 
Their only alternative is to turn 
it over to the blacks. This they 
will never do. 

Any fair observer looking at 
the rest of Africa will agree that 
the blacks running many of the 
other nations on the continent 
are doing a poor job. Fifty 
percent of Africa is starving, 
mainly because of neglect, 
corruption, and inept black 
governments. As for the 
number of people killed in the 
fighting in South Africa, 
millions more have been 
slaughtered by black govern- 
ments in other parts of the 

While advocating sanctions 
against South Africa, the 
Congress had also better draw 
up plans to send money, food, 
and know-how to the country 

after the blacks take over 
because the nation will simply 
break up into tribal units-after 
the slaughter of all whites 
unable to flee the country. I 
can hear our Congress being 
shocked by the actions of the 
conquering blacks, and all the 
excuses, fingerpointing, and 

The blacks of the world have 
a unique argument. Where 
they are in the majority, they 
want to rule. When they are in 
the minority, they don't want to 
be ruled. 

When they are starving 
because they can't govern 
themselves or cooperate to 
feed their nation, they want 
someone to feed them. 

Any thinking person should 
be able to see that we will be 
fighting the same battle here 
within 50 years. 

Jeff Thompson is a 
public relations major from 
Audubon, NJ, who has 
ambitions of graduation 
this fall. 

Registration still not 
as bad as other schools 

Well, we have all made it 
through registration . Many 
students weren't completely 
satisfied with the new system of 

Shawn Wyble 


registration. It may console you 
to know that administrators 
know that it wasn't perfect. 
Some personal information 
didn't transfer from the old 
computer and that is the reason 
for that long line in the Union 

A few students commented 
that .it. .took them -up to three 

hours to complete the process. 
I had pre-registered and it only 
lasted thirty minutes for me. 
My little brother called me from 
LSU complaining that his 
registration there dragged on 
for five long hours. His 
roommate's dilemma lasted 
two full days. 

Another complaint that has 
surfaced lately is the cost of 
school, but let's look at this 
expense. As I paid my fees this 
semester, I took some time to 
visit with one of the workers. 
We talked of the figures paid 
for an education. She 

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Rush concludes as 166 students 'go greek'- 

continued from 
page 1 

Darryl Heck, Louis Hyams, 
Jeff Knotts, David Lambert, 
Jason Rachal, Mark Roy, 
Carol Smith, Sean Smith, Pace 
Thome, and Mark Willis. 

Kappa Sigma pledges are 
Dennis Allison, John Ber- 
thelot, Eddy Broadway, 
Marshall Carll, Jim Cobb, Keith 
Colquerte, Marty Cox, David 
Daily, Jeff Dalton, Charlie 
Davis, Wade Desemar, Chris 

deVargas, Rex "Kip" Fair, Ray 
Gill, Scott Hampton, Randolph 
Hayes, James Haymon, Allen 
Heil, Hugh Johnson, Patrick 
Keen, Stan Martin, James 
Pearson, Louis Sklar, Michael 
Turk. Keith Vercher, Kevin 

Education really is a bargain 

continued from 
page 1 1 

reminded me that I was not 
only paying for education but 
also for room, board and 
activities. I wrote down figures 
for tuition, self-assessed fees, 
insurance, student records, 
infirmary, semi-private room 
rate, seven day meal ticket, 
and a parking sticker. This 
loaded bill totals a whopping 
$1,488.75 for this fall 
semester. Sure it is a big purse 
to fork out at once, but break it 
down into 105 days of the 
semester and it aint half bad. 
Where else can you get all this 
plus knowledge for only 
$14.18 per day. I may sound 
like a TV spokesman for 
Ronco, but compare these 
prices to off campus costs and 
you can see that we are getting 
a bargain. 

Continuing with my brother's 
phone conversation, he 
commented that only one of 
his classes has fewer than one 
hundred students which might 
reflect upon the quality of 
education at Northwestern 
where our student/teacher 
ratio is impressively low. 

One neverending complaint 
and one that I must address 
when comparing on and off 
campus services is the food. 
Sure PFM dishes might not be 
as delicious as Mom's, but has 
your mother ever served over a 
thousand people? 

A price tag on knowledge 
itself varies with the individual. 
A quality education can be 
received at very low costs at 
NSU if we apply ourselves. Of 
course it costs to get an 
education these days, but it 
may mean the difference 



Southern Mississippi 28, Louisiana Tech 

The Bulldogs did little better against USM in '85 than they did in 
'84 (USM 33, Tech 0) 

Texas A&I 30, Southwest Texas 7 

A real shocker as the heavily-favored Bobcats were crushed by 
the Division II Javelinas. 

McNeese State 16, Southeastern 7 

The Pokes looked sluggish against SLU in Hammond, but still 
came away with a win. 

Auburn 49, Southwestern (USL) 7 

The Tigers' jungle was too rough for the 0-2 Cajuns. Heisman 
hopeful Bo Jackson had a field day. 

SMU 35. Texas El-Paso 23 

Another game in Dallas besides NSU-NTSU. SMU was 
favored by 42. but the Miners held the number- three Mustangs at 
bay for three quarters. 

Stephen F. Austin 29, Delta State 13 

The Lumberjacks looking to repeat last year's winning (7-3-1) 
season . 

Duke 40, Northwestern 17 

Northwestern U. is off to the same start as NSU. 

Mercyhurst College 45, Brockport State 7 

Not that anyone in Natchitoches cares, but we felt sorry for 
poor Brockport. 

Pillsbury 40, Marantha Baptist 12 

Good ole Pillsbury. Could their mascot be the Doughboys, 

between digging ditches and 
making it big. 

Shawn Wyble is a senior 
public relations major from 
Opelousas who is both 
SGA president and a varsity 

Warner, and Don Wyatt. 

Phi Mu pledged Amanda 
Adams, Mindy Baumgardner, 
Kim Bowen, Brenda Burns, 
Melissa Canales, Tracy Carter, 
Nancy Celles, Ciccy Deblieux, 
Tonia Digirolamo, Cherie 
Dunagan, Beth Eitel, Lynn 
Every, Lynette Gammel, 
Angela Gentry, Nan Goss, 
Melissa Harper, Kim Hebert, 
Lori Keeley, Melissa Kerry, 
Carmella Maggio, Tammy 
Oberle, Audrey Rachal, 
Tammy Robison, Karen 
Taylor, Kim Wilson, and 
Michelle Wommack. 

Sigma Kappa pledges are 
Leslie Boagni, Christy Brown, 
Elaine Burleigh, Vickie 

Cleveland, Rena Dupre. Sm 
Ebarb, DeDe Gladney, 
LeBlanc, Mia Manuel, 
Melancon, and Christi 

Sigma Sigma Sig 

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Laurie Bundrick, Kim R 
laroux, Dawn Calhoun, Jen 
Christison, Ashlie Cox, 
Dodd, Missy Figuersi 
Brenda Grayson, Kai 
Guidry, Susie Jackson, 
Jarvis, Penny Johnson, Li 
Kane, Lori Landry, Tracy L 
Olivia Maroma, Sarah Nelk 
Jamie Ragan, Sonya Riga 
Carmen Roberts, Cindy R 
Kelly Rushton, Emily Sal 
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Sept. 17, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 6 

The old coalitions are changing../ 

Chisholm says Democrats losing South 

The Democratic Party must 
realign itself to win the South or 
it will never win another 
national election, said former 
Congresswoman and 
presidential candidate Shirley 
Chisholm on Thursday. 

Chisholm spoke to a near- 
capacity crowd in the A. A. 
Fredericks Center as part of the 
University's Distinguished 
Lecture Series. She also held a 
brief press conference prior to 
her lecture. 

"The basic reason the 

Democrats have failed to win 
the White House in recent 
years is because of the attitude 
exhibited to Southerners," she 
said. "It is simple. The party 
will not win without the South. 
We'd better do something fast, 
because the South is tilting 
towards the Republican Party." 

"Party leaders need to realize 
that the old coalitions of the 
thirties and forties are 
changing. We're a very 
splintered party. Democrats 
need an infustion of new blood 

into their leadership," she said. 

In 1984, Chisholm said that 
"I told Democratic 
policymakers that they must 
have have a Southern woman 
on the ticket. Boy, you can 
imagine what that did," she 

She added that Lindy 
Boggs, a congresswoman from 
New Orleans, was her choice 
for the vice-presidential 
running mate which was 
eventually filled by Chisholm's 
fellow New York 

congresswoman Geraldine 

"And from the many people 
I've talked to in the South, I 
think we would have un- 
doubtedly won some Southern 
states," with a Mondale/Boggs 
ticket, she said, but added that 
she felt no one could have 
beaten Ronald Reagan for the 
presidency in 1984. 

"He's the greatest 
ideological president we've 
see "Chisholm... 
on page 2 

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NSU student dies in 
motorcycle accident 

At the scene 

The fused wreckage of a motorcycle and truck are what remains after an ac- 
cident that killed 21-year-old student Bill Gilson on Thursday. Services were 
held Monday. 

A 21-year-old University 
student was killed Thursday 
night in an accident on 
Louisiana highway 494 

Bill Gilson, who resided at 
1800D Washington Street in 
Natchitoches, but was from 
DeRidder, lost control of his 
motorcycle and smashed into 
the back of a pick-up truck. He 
was pronounced dead at the 
scene by Dr. Charles Cook, 
Natchitoches Parish coroner, 
shortly after the 10:38 p.m. 

According to reports, Gilson 
was traveling west on LA 494 
as was the truck, driven by 
Curtis W. LaCour of Nat- 

The motorcycle appeared to 

be traveling at a high rate of 
speed, according to in- 
vestigators, when the driver 
lost control, hitting the rear of 
the truck and ejecting the 

Investigators said the cyclist, 
who was wearing a helmet, 
was thrown through the rear 
window of the truck. 

Gilson was a pledge of 
Siqma Tau Gamma social 
fraternity, and was soon to be 
initiated, according to members 
of Sig Tau 

This was the seventh 1985 
fatality in the parish and the 
second this week, according to 
parish officials. It was the first 
motorcycle-related accident 
this year. 

Union Station crowd has fun 

Screamin Demons 

Demon Dynamite fuels spirit 

"Fight 'em! Bite 'em! Dyna- 
mite em!," was the feeling all 
Weekend as Demon Dynamite 
exploded with a morale booster 
*hich led to a Demon victory 
Saturday night. 

NSU students started the 
explosion with a blastoff Friday 
ni ght at Union Station. The 
"Samurais were attended by 
about 60 students and events 
included horseshoe throwing. 

The explosive wave was 
bf oken slightly as a disap- 
pointed crowd heard comedian 

Ron Crick at Union Station. 

One student attending the 
event exclaimed, "I believe he's 
(Crick) working undercover for 
McNeese to try and break the 
morale of the Demons." But 
even the worst of the un- 
dercover comedian agents 
couldn't dampen the spirits of 
the Demon Dynamiters. 

The Demon Cheerleaders 
helped put the explosion back 
on course and Vic the Demon 
was received well by the crowd 
at the pep rally. 

"This is the most fun I've 
seen our students have in a 
long time," said Eddie 
Hamilton, graduate assistant of 
the Student Activities Board. 

The events of Friday night 
had the Demon Dynamite lit 
and ready to burn Saturday. 
The crowd was ready and so 
were the players to take on any 
Cowboy in sight. 

The Dynamite exploded, the 
crowd went wild, and the 
Cowboys went home. 



Sept. 17, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 6 


Twelve students selected as NSU Entertainers 

Twelve students have been 
awarded scholarships to tour 
this year with the University's 
widely-known top 40 music 
group, the NSU Entertainers. 

The vocalists, in- 
strumentalists, and sound 
technician for the 12th edition 
of the Entertianers were an- 
nounced following a week-long 
summer rehearsal camp in 
August. A preliminary round of 
auditions to select the touring 
members was conducted in 


Touring Louisiana and 
Texas this year with the En- 
tertainers will be Susan Arthur, 
vocalist; Lisa Elkins, vocalist; 
Susan Phillips, vocalist; Beth 

Robertson, vocalist; Eric 
Madson, vocalist; Pace 
Thome, drums; Dru Laborde, 

vocalist; Rick Pierce, bass 
guitar; Joey Craig, Guitar; 
Louis Hyams, guitar; Dennis 
Allison, keyboard; and Jerry 

Davis, sound technician. 

This fall the NSU En- 
tertainers are scheduled to 
perform at the Soybean 
Festival in Jonesville on 
Saturday, the Sabine Parish 
Fair in Many on Sept. 20, the 
Red River Revel in Shreveport 
on Oct. 26, the Pecan Festival 
in Colfax on Nov. 2 and the 
Natchitoches Christmas 
Festival on Dec. 7, among 


Members of the NSU Entertainers for 1985-86 are (standing) Susan Arthur, Joey 
Craig, Jerry Davis, Beth Robertson, Eric Madson, Rick Pierce, and Dru LaBorde. 
Seated are Louis Hyams, Susan Phillips, Dennis Allison, Lisa Elkins, and Pace 

Chisholm speaks to large crowd 

continued from 
page 1 

ever seen," said Chisholm. 
He's very popular "despite the 
fact that farmers, blacks, and 
women are not seeing the 
immediate changes they 
need," she said. 

Chisholm said that the 
Reagan administration's 
policies against South Africa 
must "toughen up," as the 
United States' course is only 
clear. "We say we believe in a 
one man, one vote system, yet 
our nation supports South 
Africa's racist government. We 
must tighten their belts where it 
hurts--in their pocketbooks." 

She said that sanctions must 
be imposed against South 

Africa, even though it may 
harm some blacks 
economically. "I've been 
there. They all realize that 
freedom doesn't come 
cheaply. South African blacks 
would rather die than leave this 
legacy to future generations," 
she said. 

"I believe there will be much 
bloodshed in South Africa," 
she continued. "Thousands of 
people, both black and white, 
will be killed." 

Chisholm said she is unsure 
of the future of blacks in South 
Africa, but she is sure of their 
course in the United States. 

"America is basically a racist 
and sexist nation, but I can see 
a black, and a woman, being 
this nation's chief executive. It 
will take time. Rome wasn't 

built in a day," she said. 

"Our people don't want 
change because they fear 
change, and that's un- 
derstandable," said Chisholm. 
She added that with change, 
however, comes new ideas. 

As for young people, 
Chisholm urged them to 
become involved at a grass 
roots level, much as she did 
when she began her political 
career nearly thirty years ago in 
Brooklyn. "Don't be afraid to 
let older people tell you things. 
You will be a leader, and you 
can't be afraid to be a leader," 
she said. 

"Don't sit around com- 
plaining about what adults 
won't let you do or say," said 
Chisholm. "I hate to sound like 
almost every other lecture 
speaker, but you are the future 
of the nation. It's up to you to 
use your potential," she said. 

The spring semester 
schedule includes per- 
formances at the Forest 
Festival in Winnfield, the 
Louisiana Future Homemaker 
of America Convention in 
Baton Rouge, the district FHA 
and FBLA conventions on 
campus in addition to 

numerous concerts for high 
school audiences throughout 
the state. 

Concerts by the NSU En- 
tertainers may be booked by 
Northwestern alumni groups, I 
high schools, civic 
organizations and convention 

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job is something that is on your 
mind frequently these days. It 
is on our mind, too. That's one 
of the reasons your Louisiana 
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Local senator reserving transfer comments 

While many students and 
local residents have already 
formed an opinion on the 
proposed transfer of NSU into 
the LSU system, Natchitoches 
state senator Don Kelly says 
he's reserving comments until 
the feasibility study is complete. 

"At this point, I am not 
advocating NSU becoming a 
part of the LSU system, nor am 
I defending NSU," Kelly said 
following last week's public 
meeting held by the Board of 

"If proven to me the only 
means of survival for NSU is 
the LSU merger route, then I'm 
not going to fight for NSU's 
continued existence outside of 
that system just for the sake of 
nostalgia," said Kelly. 

"I'll do what has to be done 
in order to guarantee (Nor- 
thwestern's) continued 
existence, regardless of the 
name or system it is under," he 

"I'll be the first to admit NSU 
has enrollment problems," said 
Kelly. "Apparently, it has an 

image problem too that needs 
to be taken care of." 

Kelly said he didn't mean the 
school had a bad image, but 
that because of declining 
enrollment he had heard 
comments around the state 
about the school "drying up." 

Expanding further, he said 
"NSU's image problems started 
once enrollment declines 
began. We also lost our public 
relations in the surrounding 
parishes." Kelly explained that 
there was a time when Nor- 
thwestern drew the bulk of its 
students from the Winn, 
Caddo-Bossier, and 
Alexandria areas, but now only 
a relatively small percentage of 
students in those areas are 
actually attending NSU. 

"NSU is going to have to 
expand into others except 
teacher education," said the 


senator. "We've got to have 
some program at Northwestern 
that is unique and no other 
institution has." 

Kelly did point out that the 
other option for NSU is to 
remain under the Board of 

Trustees, "but something 
drastic would still have to be 
done in the line of curriculum." 
Kelly added the problem with 
higher education today is that 
"there's a college on every 
corner." He says the 
legislature is partly to blame for 
this. "We've tried to put a 
college within a 50- mile radius 
of every student in this state," 
he said. "And then we send 
buses to make sure they get to 

"I'd venture to say that 
Louisiana spends more in total 
dollars in education that any 
other of the Sunbelt states 
except Texas," Kelly said. 
"But by the time we disperse 
the money as thinly as we have 
i to, it just doesn't help alot." 

The Judds to perform at rodeo 

Boosters planning overnight trip to rodeo, SHSU game 

The overnight bus trip to 
Huntsville, TX, for the NSU- 
Sam Houston game on Oct. 
19-20 will also feature an 
opportunity for fans to see 
country music stars The Judds 
perform at the 54th annual 

Texas Prison Rodeo. 

The trip is sponsored by the 
University's Demon Booster 
Club, and costs $20. This fee 
includes bus fare and one ticket 
to the Oct. 19 game in Bearkat 
Stadium, where the Demons 

will meet the Bearkats in a Gulf 
Star game. 

Individuals must purchase 
rodeo tickets and make their 
own hotel arrangements, but 
the athletic department (357- 
5251) has a complete Hunt- 

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Sept. 17, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 6 

Movie stars Sting and Jennifer Beals 

'The Bride' never gets off the ground 

"The Bride," starring Sting 
and Jennifer Beals opened in 
Natchitoches Friday night. 
Attending the movie were 
Northwestern's answer to 
Siske! and Ebert, Thompson 
and Scott. 

The movie derives from the 
idea of creating a perfect mate 
for the Frankenstein creature. 
The story, originally conceived 
and written by Mary Shelley, 
was made into a movie at the 
height of "monster mania," 
and has since been a staple on 
late night TV. 

Director Franc Roddam and 
producer Victor Drai have 
taken a late night horror flick 
and tried to develop it into a 
successful box office film. 
The movie is a tad bit better 
than the original but never 
seems to get off the ground. 
One of the films major flaws is 
that it has taken a stereotyped 
story and tried to make it 
heartwarming and touching. 
We are supposed to be happy 
when the monster receives his 
bride . What a love story! 

Sting, who stars as the 
touched Dr. Frankenstein 
hands in a good performance. 
He has that kind of wild look 
which made his character 
belie vably evil. 

Jennifer Beals, as the lovely 
Bride, plays her part about as 
well as anything else she's 
done. She delivers her lines 
about as well as one could 
expect from the Bride of 
Frankenstein. She turns from a 
demented test tube creature to 
a lady. She learned all the 
social do's and don'ts of the 
period. Except how to act 
around cats... 

The monster, played by 
Clancy Brown, wasn't quite as 
ugly as the original. He started 
the film with a huge gash above 
his eye that seemed to 
miraculously disappear 
towards the end. Brown's 
performance actually makes 
you feel sorry for the monster. 

The story is predicable, but 
watching it seemed as if we 
were in two different movies. 
Switching back and forth 
between Dr. Frankenstein's 
growing love of the Bride, 
whom he names Eva, and the 
adventures of the monster who 
with the help of midget 
Rinaldo, played by David 
Rappaport, joins the circus. 
Rinaldo leads the monster, 
who carries the tiny man on his 

back, to Budapest, the home 
of the world's greatest circus. 
And it's about to get a little 
more exciting... 

We really had to wait about 
two hours before we had any 
action, a confrontation bet- 
ween Frankenstein and his 
creature, who was believed to 
be dead. 

We entered the theater with 

a negative attitude, but came 
out with mixed emotions. It 
really wasn't all that bad. 

With good performances by 
Sting and Rappaport, who 
both made the movie in- 
teresting, "The Bride" made a 
pleasant diversion, at least for a 
little while. 

On the Scott/Thompson 
scale... if you have nothing 
better to do tonight, go for two 

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SCHOOL: That's the battle 
cry of a group of students at 
Colorado State protesting 
tuition increases. The students 
are handing out applications to 
universities in Alaska, 
Arkansas, California, 
Washington, and Wyoming, 
where they say tuition is lower 
than at CSU. Meanwhile, the 
student government has sent 
letters to parents urging them 
to lobby against further in- 
creases. CSU tuition has risen 
75 percent over the last five 
years and is likely to raise 10 
percent this fall. 

DRIVERS (GLADD) is a new 

program at Arizona State 
University to educate fraternity 
and sorority members about 
alcohol and new state laws. 
GLADD members were trained 
by the ASU Student Health 


the dean of residential life at 
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"radical" changes in the 
college's housing system. A 
committee of administrators, 
faculty and students met during 
the summer to discuss 
necessary changes. The group 
will present its changes in the 
fall to the student body. 
Feedback will then be used to 
formulate a new housing 


were part of an unusual fashion 
show at the University of 
Wisconsin at Madison. 
"Fashions for the Nuclear Age" 
was a spoof with a serious 
message: the threat of nuclear 
annihilation; and was spon-^ 
sored by the Wisconsin student ] 
association, the Wisconsin 
Union Directorate and the City 
of Madison Committee of the 

ON THE CHIN in the recent 
report The Drinking Patterns 
and Drinking Problems of 
College Students: 1985. 
According to the report, the 
proportion of students who 
drink and drive has decreased 
over the last two years, while, 
overall, student drinking habits 
have not changed. Fur- 
thermore, student drinking- 
and-driving behavior in states 
with a minimum drinking age 
of 21 was no different than in 
states with a drinking age under 
21. The report is the product 
of researchers at Indiana 
University at Bloomington and 
the State University of New 

York at Potsdam. 
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Page 5 

A little spirit 

Members of the Spirit of 
Northwestern cheer the 
Demons on to victory 
against McNeese on 
Saturday In Turpin 
Stadium. NSUisnowl-2. 

Student Government Association 

We represent NSU. . . and vice versa 

Get your student 
discount cards 
FREE in the SGA 
office - Union 221 

Student ^biicount CanA 


Registration is now com- 
plete, but the dissatisfaction of 
many students with the new 
system is very much alive. 

The system whereby 
students register on computer 
was used in the summer 
semester as preparation for the 
many students who would be 
registering in the fall. 

The result for most students 
was, as in the summer, long 

Some were complaining of 
waiting in lines to get into 
Williamson Museum, where 
the computer terminals were 
located, for more than three 

"I've been waiting in this line 
since 10 a.m.," complained 
one student. It was 12: 15. 

On Wednesday, PFM started 
doing their part by providing 
free cokes to waiting students. 

Many of those who were 
registering complained not only 
of the line, but of the system 
itself. One student said, 
"Pulling cards was a lot easier." 
Another added, "If you messed 
up pulling cards, it was your 
own fault. With the computer 
you have no control." 

One irate student summed 
up his frustration with, "We 
haven't killed anybody... yet!" 
But other students "just wanted 
to get through." 

The system is still very new 
and time will tell if the kinks can 
be worked out. But it has been 
received by most students with 
frustration and agitation. 

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Sept. 17, 1985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 6 

Page 7 


Tough schedule highlights year 

Lady Demons looking to defend GSC title 

Games against the likes of 
Northeast, LSU, Kansas, 
Florida, and Creighton, plus 
the Lady Demon Christmas 
Classic, Lady Pack Classic, and 
a trip to Hawaii, highlight the 
1985-86 Lady Demon 
basketball schedule, an- 
nounced last week by head 
coach Pat Pierson . 

"In the past, especially last 
year, we were told that our 
schedule wasn't strong enough 
to qualify us for post-season 
play, so this year we decided to 
beef it up a bit and see what 
happens. We've added bigger 
'name' schools and fell that, if 
we are as successful as last 
year, we'll have a good shot at 

at the Student Body Club 

'The College Place to PartyV 


Kappa Sigma fundraiser 
Pee Wee Herman contests 


Screamin' Demon Night 
with contests and prizes 
Come try the new TNT 

drink for $2.50 


Beer specials 
Try the new 

drink and keep 
the cup! 

Every Friday and Saturday 
between 8 and 10 p.m. 

Quarter draft beer! 

making the playoffs," said 
Pierson, who is entering her 
eighth year as Lady Demon 

Before-Christmas games 
include matches against 
Southern Arkansas and Kansas 
in Natchitoches on Nov. 30 
and Dec. 4, followed the next 
two days (Dec. 5-6) by the 
NSU Christmas tournament, 
which will feature NSU, Pan 
American, Mississippi College, 
and Texas- Arlington. 

The Lady Demons will then 
travel to Monroe on Dec. 10 
for a shootout with the Nor- 
theast Lady Indians, defending 
Southland champions and a 
squad that made it to the 
NCAA Final Four in 1985. 
"Because of their outstanding 
year last year, they've had a lot 
of teams approach them about 
playing, and we've been 
fortunate enough to have them 







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remain on our schedule," said 
Pierson . 

The University of Florida will 
visit Natchitoches on Dec. 21 
to begin a home-and-home set 
(NSU will travel to Florida next 
year). After breaking for 
Christmas, the Lady Demons 
will fly to Reno, Nevada, for 
the annual Nevada-Reno Lady 
Pack Classic. Though the 
Lady Demons have dominated 
the tournament three years 
running, Pierson says that this 
year's tourney will pose "our 
biggest challenge yet. In the 
past there were just three 
teams, now there will be eight, 
including some good ones like 
DePaul, Washington State, 
Stanford, and Boise State." 

The second half of the 
schedule is filled with Gulf Star 
games, a slate that the Ladies 
romped through on their way 
to last year's league cham- 
pionship, posting a 10-0 mark 
in the process. Pierson 
commented that "we expect 
our league to be a lot stronger 
this year. There are some 
outstanding players coming 
back and there will be some 
coaching changes which means 
that many of the teams will be 
playing a different type of 
. basketball." 

The season wraps up with a 
trip to Hawaii, where NSU will 
play a two-game set against 
Hawaii Pacific on Feb. 27 and 
Mar. 1. Overall, Pierson said 
"it's the best schedule we've 


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University seeks Elderhostel participants 

Applications are being 
accepted from senior citizens 
60 years of age and older for 
the week-long Elderhostel 
sessions scheduled for Oct. 6- 
11 on campus. 

"While Elderhostel is 
primarily a program that brings 
retired people from as far away 
as Hawaii and New England to 
Natchitoches, there are several 
ways that Louisiana residents 
can participate," said Dr. Steve 
Bert of Continuing Education. 

The basic charge for the 
popular residential program is 
$195, a fee that includes 
participation in mini-courses on 

"The active seniors that 
participate in Elderhostel 
are mentally alert, 
knowledgable , in- 
teresting, and have a 
wealth of information to 
share. " 

the psychology of dreams 
taught by Fraser Snowden, 
regional vernacular dwellings 
with Dr. William Knipmeyer 
and birds of Louisiana with 
Craig Nazor. 

The registration fee includes 
16 meals, 30 hours of college 
courses, dormitory room and 
several excursions and social 

"A local person over age 60 
who wishes to participate can 
attend classes and activities for 
$85," said Bert. "If he or she 

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or hostess or as a residential 
counselor, there will be no 

The October session is one 
of over 600 Elderhostel 
programs conducted by 
colleges and universities 
throughout the United States 
and overseas. 

"The active seniors that 

participate in Elderhostel 
programs are mentally alert, 
knowledgeable, interesting and 
have a wealth of information to 
share," stated Bert. "They are a 
most delightful group to be 
associated with." 

Northwestern will offer a 
second fall Elderhostel session 
beginning Nov. 10. This 
program will feature courses on 

porcelan painting. 

Elderhostel is a nationwide 
program that combines the best 
traditions of education and 
hosteling. The program is 
inspired by youth hostels and 
folk schools of Europe and 
guided by the needs of older 
citizens for intellectual 
stimulation and physical ad- 

According to Bett, 
"Elderhostel is for elder citizens 
on the move-not just in terms 
of travel but in the sense of 
reaching out to new ex- 
periences. It is based on the 
belief that retirement does not 
have to mean withdrawal, that 
one's later years are an op- 
portunity to enjoy new ex- 


Picture schedule for the 
1 986 Potpourri yearbook 

Monday, Sept. 30 

Stone steps near Caldwell Hall 

Tuesday, Oct. 1 

Stairway of Athletic Field House 




Geological Society 


Agricultural Club 


German Club 


Alpha Beta Alpha 


Home Economics Education Association 


Alpha Eta Rho 




Alpha Eta Tau Alpha 


lota Lambda Sigma 


Alpha Kappa Delta 


Phi Eta Sigma 


Alpha Lambda Delta 


University of Yang 


Alpha Mu Qamma 


LA Home Economics Association 


Beta Beta Beta , 


Microbiology Club 


Beta Gamma Psi 




Black Knights 




Blind Boys 




Cane River Belles 


NSU Entertainers 


Church of Christ Student Devotional 


Wesley Foundation 


Corps of Cadets 


Orienteering Club 


Delta Psi Kappa 


Pentecostal Students Fellowship 






Fellowship of Christian Athletes 


Phi Alpha Theta 


Fellowship of Christian Students 


Phi Delta Kappa 




Phi Epsilon Kappa 


Baptist Student Union 


Kappa Omicron Phi 




Phi Kappa Phi 


Delta Sigma Theta 


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 


Zeta Phi Beta 




Sigma Tau Gamma 


InterFraternity Council 


Roses of Sigma Tau Gamma 


Alpha Kappa Alpha 


Phi Mu 


Kappa Alpha Psi 


Phi Mu Gentleman's Court 


Omega Psi Phi 


Kappa Sigma 


Omega Pearls 


Kappa Sigma Stardusters 


Tau Kappa Epsilon 


TKE Little Sisters 

Wednesday, Oct. 2 


Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Orville Hanchey Gallery- 
A.A. Fredericks Center 

4:20 Le Cercle Francais 

4:30 PRSSA 

4:35 Psychology Club 

4:45 Ranger Platoon 

4:50 Rifle Team 

4:55 Rodeo Team 

5:05 SAM 

5:10 Sigma Alpha lota 

5:15 Sigma Delta Chi 

5:20 SLAE 

5:25 SNA 

5:30 Student Ambassadors 

5:35 Student Dietetics Association 

5:40 Student Personnel Association 

5:45 NSU Images 

5:50 Young Democrats 

5:55 Psi Chi 


6:00 Panhellenic 

6:10 Alpha Phi Alpha 

6:15 Alpha Angels 

6:20 Phi Beta Sigma 

6:25 Sigma Sweets 

6:30 Theta Chi 

6:35 Theta Chi Daughters/Sisters 

6:40 Kappa Alpha 

6:50 Kappa Alpha Rose Court 

7:00 Sigma Kappa 

Thursday, Oct. 3 

Student Union steps 

4:00 Purple Jackets 

4:10 Blue Key 

4:20 Student Activities Board 

4:30 Student Government Association 

4:40 Makeups 



Sept. 17, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 6 


Cowboys miss on try for two 

Demons edge McNeese, 14-13, for first win 

It was pretty, but it doesn't 
have to be. After all, what 
counts is that Northwestern 
removed the goose egg from its 
win column. 

In a game where each team 
lost three fumbles, the Demons 
edged rival McNeese State, 14- 
13, on Saturday in Turpin 
Stadium before 9,315 fans. 
With the win, NSU improved 
to 1-2, while the Cowboys fell 
to 1-1. 

It was the first time since 
1980 that a McNeese team had 
fallen to Northwestern, and 
marked third-year coach Sam 
Goodwin's first win over the 
visitors from Lake Charles. 

Goodwin was pleased with 
his team's performance 

vs. McNeese State 

•The Statistics 

NSU - Stephens 12 run 
(kick failed) 

McN - Bryant 4 run (Wiley 

NSU - Preston 20 pass 
from Van (Turner pass from 

McN - Johnson 8 pass from 
Brooks (run failed) 



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Saturday night, but still sees 
room for improvement. "I'm 
very happy with the win, but 
we didn't execute very well on 
offense. Our defense played 
very well except for right before 
the half and the end of the 
game, when McNeese scored 
their two touchdowns," he 

Outstanding for the Demon 
offense was fullback Frank 
Graham, who was shifted to 
the backfield this week. 
Graham fit in well to his new 
position, too, as he carried the 
ball 18 times for 112 yards. 

"If it wasn't for Frank, we 
probably wouldn't have done 
anything offensively. He made 
a lot of yards after he got hit 
and held onto the ball very 
well," said Goodwin. Graham 
accounted for 123 total of- 
fensive yards, nearly half of 
Northwestern's total of 250 

John Stephens, who until 
NSU's second touchdown 
against McNeese had scored all 
four Demon TD's this season, 

rushed for 39 yards in 16 
carries, including a brilliant 12 
yarder that brought NSU its 
first touchdown. Goodwin 
commented that "John made 
some great runs just to get back 
to the line of scrimmage. Our 
timing and execution was poor. 
Oftentimes he'd get the option 
pitch behind him... it was just 
poor timing." 

Freshman Carl Preston 
latched onto only one pass, but 


see page 12 

made it count. Down to the 
McNeese 22, quarterback 
Wayne Van faked a handoff to 
Graham before firing it to 
Preston, who pulled it in and 
rambled 10 yards for the score. 

Goodwin is convinced the 
Demons beat a good team. 
"They had seven starters back 
on defense. Their quarterback 
(Subester Brooks) showed that 
he'll be a great player for them 
in the future, but on Saturday 
night he wasn't as good as Don 
Richards was for them last 

The Demons came out of the 
game with Cowboys banged 
up, as quarterback Rob 
Fabrizio dislocated his shoulder 
and will be out several weeks. 
Van banged up his knee, but 
should be ready for the next 
game in two weeks (at 
Southern Mississippi). 
Meanwhile, third-string 
quarterback Rusty Slack will 
get a lot of work in the next 
couple of weeks, said 
Goodwin. He also mentioned 
that linebackers Earnest 
Crittenden and Sidney Thissel, 
as well as pre- season all- 
American pick Odessa Turner, 
will be ready for USM. 

About Southern Miss, a 
team that the Demons 
humiliated last season, 22-0, at 
the USM homecoming, 
Goodwin said "they're by far 
the best team talent-wise that 
we'll face this year." 

"They play a good schedule 
and were banged up last year 
when we played them," 
continued Goodwin. "They 
played Auburn very tough this 
past Saturday. (Auburn coach) 
Pat Dye said that if (USM 
quarterback Bobby) 
Ducksworth hadn't gotten 
injured, then Southern Miss 
had a good shot at winning." 

In the past two years, NSU 
has won both games after 
taking a week off. "It gives us a 
chance to work the kinks out," 
said Goodwin, c.-vu I 

Steppin' on the gas 

Tailback John Stephens puts into high gear to elude a pursuing McNeese defense at 
Saturday's game. NSU beat the Cowboys, 14-13. 

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VAJ. 74, No. 6 


It's transfer, not mera e 

Even after local meeting, that's all we know about LSU-NSU 'stuff' 

According to Mr. Webster, 
merge means "to unite; to 
unite with; to blend; to join 

According to Dr. Arceneaux, 
commissioner of higher 
education in Louisiana, merge 
is the wrong word . 

"No one is discussing a 
merger," Arceneaux said 
Monday at the hearing con- 
cerning the LSU-NSU "stuff' 
(for lack of a better term) . 

And if the hearing did 
nothing else, which it didn't, it 
at least changed our ter- 

We will now refer to the 
"stuff as "a study of the 
feasibility of transferring 

Northwestern to the LSU 
Board of Supervisors." 

In other words, a transfer 
from one government to 
another. Sounds like a 
problem for the Secretary of 
State. Or maybe the Defense 

Whatever you want to call it, 
it is highly likely that it will 
happen. And no matter what 
you thought of the hearing, it 

really doesn't matter what 
anyone said. If the LSU 
system wants NSU (and the 
legislature approves) they'll get 
NSU. Along with the nursing 
program, the Fine Arts Center, 

What's so bad about that? 
What's good about that? We 
just don't know. And the 
meeting Monday left us all 
more confused. 

Mrs. John Kyser, widow of 
the late NSU president, 
summed it up when she said, 
"how can we form a conclusion 
when we don't know the in- 
tentions?" You hit the nail on 
the head, Mrs. Kyser. But will 
we ever know the intentions? 

The comments and 
questions of the many residents 
of Natchitoches who voiced 
their opinions were, well, 
received, but were they 
responded to? And why the 
public hearing? Why even give 
the people of Natchitoches and 
Northwestern the chance to 
voice their opinions, to have 
input into the study? 

Maybe they really wanted to 
get our comments, and will 
now use our opinions and 
ideas and apply them to their 
study. But I doubt it. 

Town meetings accomplish 
next to nothing. The last town 
meeting I attended was to 
discuss the question of 

Starving students in JEtkte^^Natchitoches 

This is hopefully my last 
semester in school and I was 
hoping to make it my best. 

Everything started out really 
well, but it seems the fine 
people at Financial Aid have 
something else planned for my 
future. I have been back at 
Northwestern for three weeks 
now and have yet to receive 
any payment for work on both 
Current Sauce or Potpourri. 
You might say that I am writing 
this article out of the kindness 

of my heart. 

After trying to understand 
the problems with the new 
computer system, I decided to 
ask the big question: when will 
I get paid? The original answer 
was ten days, but now that has 
been pushed back to three 
weeks. I am certainly delighted 
that my rent is paid for this 
month, but how am I supposed 
to buy food? 

I don't think I'm asking for 
much, but eating is a nastv 

habit that I picked up when I 
was just a child. The ironic 
thing about Financial Aid is the 
fact that when you owe them 
money it must be paid 
promptly but when it is the 
other way around they sing a 

The editor's happy 
with his new 'toy' 

different tune. 

Now it is time to get back to 
the reasons for my starvation. I 
came back to school slightly 
over six feet tall and weighing 
nearly 160 pounds. Three 

weeks later, I presently weigh 
150 pounds, and my height 
has yet to be altered. Things 
are steadily getting worse and 
some people in Ethiopia have 
contemplated sending me food 
supplies. There is even talk of 
the NSU Entertainers getting 
together with some other local 
groups to perform a benefit 
concert with my roommates 
and me. The name of the 
concert, obviously, Live 
Financial Aid. 

In closing these comments, a 
thought has just entered my 
mind. The Financial Aid office 
still has my money and I just 
bit the hand that feeds me so 
please disregard the above 

restricting the sale of alcohol 
after 2 a.m. 

Everyone left madder than 
when they got there. And the 
ultimate decision was made 
with little regard for the heated 
talk that went on at City Hall 
that night. 

But, wait a minute, you say. 
"That's the American way!" 
What? Confusion and high 

My first impression of the 
transfer is that it would be 
beneficial But like Mrs. Kyser 
and most other Natchitoches 
residents, I have my skep- 
ticism. However, as Dr. Orze 
urges, I kept an open mind (I 
think three of us did) . 

The bad publicity NSU has 
been given lately is definitely 
clouding the issue. The feeling 
that "LSU is coming to the 
rescue" has made many people 
resent the study. Open mind, 

Whether or not the transfer 
of Northwestern to the LSU 
system takes place or not 
remains to be seen and is still a 
good piece down the road. 
Betty Jones from the Chamber 
of Commerce had a good 
attitude. She said that Nat- 
chitoches would stand up for 
Northwestern and stand behind 
the decision. Maybe we should 
all adopt that attitude about the 
merger. . .1 mean transfer. 

Let's see. . .transfer means. . . 

Craig Scott is a Nat- 
chitoches product who 
kept quiet at last week's 
Board of Regents "public 

I'm like a kid with a new toy. 
Actually, this new "toy" costs 
as much as my parents' house 

did way back in 1973. And it 
still doesn't work quite yet. 

But I'm still having fun. 

I'm referring, of course, to 
Current Sauce's new 
typesetting system which was 
installed last week in Kyser 
Hall. With this new equip- 
ment, we will do all necessary 
production work short of the 
actual printing. Current Sauce 
will probably never be the same 

Our final switch to the 
campus equipment won't come 
for a couple of weeks, as my 
staff and I will spend the next 
few days trying to figure out a 
totally different system from 
what we're used to. Along with 
this new system would come 
an all new Current Sauce. I 
know. We've changed a lot in 
the past couple of years, but 
one final change and we'll have 
it set for the year. Promise. 

Meanwhile for a couple of 
more weeks, you'll find the 
Current Sauce staff punching 
keyboards at the Natchitoches 
Times building, trying to put a 
paper together every week. 

And fortunately, we're not 
the only ones experiencing a 
little positive change right now. 
see "Changes" 
on page 1 1 

SGA Blood Drive 

September 23-27 
9 a.m. -4 p.m. 
Union Ballroom 

Union 240 
Sept. 30-Oct. 8 
Graduate students, 
Seniors, Juniors, 
Sophomores, Freshmen 

Individual Pictures 
for the 1986 Potpourri 

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Sept. 17, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 6 


Attendance good 
I for night lecture 

Former congresswoman Shirley Chisholm spoke to 
a near-capacity crowd on campus last week, as several 
hundred University students attended this first-ever 
night lecture. 

Chisholm gave a top-rate speech, and she ranks as 
one of the best speakers the Distinguished Lecture 
Series has brought to the NSU campus in several 
months. Credit should be given to the lecture com- 
mittee for the selection of Chisholm. 

The night program worked surprisingly well, yet 
there were many students deprived of the lecture 
because of prior engagements, practices, etc. 
The remaining lectures this year will return to the 

The Lecture Series has worked so well in the past 
partly because of class dismissal for the morning 
programs, but it is encouraging to see the University 
take a chance on a night lecture and to have so many 
students, whether NSU or Louisiana School, attend. 

Gotta love KNWD 

You gotta love the new KNWD. 

After years of an "identity crisis," K 91.7 on campus 
seems to be fitting in rather nicely to its new format, a 
more structured format than those used in the recent 
past. The new station has music to appeal to 

In addition to scores of new disc jockeys, the station 
features news, sports, weather, etc., plus more. 
Syndicated feature shows also dot the KNWD playlists, 
bringing the national touch to the Natchitoches air- 

KNWD, however, is still the alternative FM. 
Sometimes it may seem strange to some, but if it was 
like every other FM station, then would having the 
station on campus worth it? 

Tune in to your station. You'll probably like what 
you hear. 

Same old story. . . again 

Louisiana politics is up to old tricks again. 

And unfortunately, the national press is covering it 
from head to toe. 

Of course, Governor Edwards' trial in New Orleans 
began early Tuesday morning, and is expected to last 
some time. Louisiana again has the dubious honor of 
having the nation's only indicted governor... and he's 
still in office. 

Closer to home, even the Rapides Parish School 
Board is playing games. Enemies of the board 
president had her removed from office during her 
recent trip to Florida, only to have the decision 
overturned upon her return. And we wonder why 
Johnny can't read in Cenla? 

State politicians should steer clear of the LSU-NSU 
transfer plans, but it's probably too late for that. After 
all, this idea was probably motivated politically, not 


by Berke Breathed 


continued from 
page 10 

KNWD has replaced "TUX 
99" as my most listened-to 
radio station. Sure, I have 
trouble getting into the classical 
hour, but there definitely is 
something for everyone on this 

We truly have an alternative 
station, and it's about time! 
Cheers to the folks in Russell 
Hall (I'll toast you guys during 
my daily trip to Maggio's this 
afternoon!) . 

Speaking of student media, 
the Potpourri yearbook will 
shoot pictures all next week. 
All organizations and students 
will have pictures made then. 
Mark it on your calendar now! 
Of course if you're like me, 
marking it on that trusty 
calendar won't help, so we'll 
remind you again next week! 

Maybe it's because we've got 
new equipment being installed. 
Or maybe it's the advent of 

cool weather. Or maybe 
because my car is finally owned 
by me now. Whatever the 
reason, I feel good about this 

Hell, the Demons even beat 
McNeese over the weekend, 
for the first time in years. 
Everything about the game was 

My dad attended the game 
with me, and said afterwards 
"that's the most 'together' 
Northwestern has ever looked. 
The band was good, the team 
won, and everyone had a good 
time. Nothing was em- 

So it appears our University 
is on the move. 1 can only 
speak for Current Sauce, but 
folks, the best is yet to come! 

Wait and see. 

John Ramsey is a senior 
public relations major who 
last night found himself 
(for the first time) with a lot 
of space, no copy, and little 
to say. 


Current Sauce 


John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Theresa Guillory 
Cammy McClary 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
Pat Wyatt 
Staff Writers 

John Berthelot 
Kevin Hopkins 
Dennis Wilson 


Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Manager 

Betsy Lyle 

Advertising Sales 

Russel Bienvenu 


Peter Minder 


The Current Sauce is published 
weekly during the fail and spring 
semesters by (he students of 
Northwestern State University of 
Louisiana. It is not associated with 
any of the University's colleges or 
departments, and is financed in- 

Current Sauce business and 
editorial offices are located at Kyser 
Hall 225A (tel. 318-357-5456). 
The production offices are Kyser 
225C and 225H S357-5339). 

The mailing address for the j 
Current Sauce is P.O. Box 5306, ' 
University Station. Natchitoches. 1 
LA 71497 

Current Sauce subscription rates 
are $ 1 1 per academic year or $6 
per semester The paper is entered 
as second class maii in Nat- 
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Sept. 17, 1985 CURRENT SAUCE Vol. 74, No. 6 

Coed softball finals Tuesday 

Intramural events underway 

Intramural action kicked off 
two weeks ago with tug-o-war 
and several events have been 
held since. 

On Tuesday afternoon the 
Slaughterhouse Gang/Sigma 
Kappa plays Kappa Sigma/Phi 
Mu no. 1 in the coed softball 

The top three individual 
winners in the punt, pass, and 

category, while Kay teamed up 
with fellow Kappa Sigma Coy 
Gammage to take the men's 
doubles title. 

Tug-o-war, which kicked off 
the semester, was won for the 
fourth straight year by 
Kappa Sigma, who pulled past 
TKE in the finals of the double- 

elimination tournament. The 
Pop-Tops replaced Louisiana 
Ladies as the women's 
champions, defeating Sigma 

Swimming was held 
yesterday at the Recreation 
Complex, but details were 
unavailable at press time. 

The Demon 




Fenoli to head ROTC 

kick competition in the ladies' 
division were Julie Browning, 
Janet Guerrini, and Missy 
Landreneaux. In the mens' 
division. Tommy Moore, Mike 
Sewell, and John Cunningham 
took the top three positions. 
Team totals showed Kappa 
Alpha as the winner, with 
Kappa Sigma no. 2 and Kappa 
Sigma no. 1 taking runner-up 

Cindy Foster of Sigma 
Kappa and Mike Kay of Kappa 
Sigma won the single's hor- 
seshoes competition. Donna 
Box and Angela Lasyone of 
Phi Mu teamed up for top 
honors in the female doubles 

Cadet Col. Rick Fenoli has 
accepted the command of the 
Corps of Cadets in the U.S. 
Army Reserve Officers Training 

Fenoli, who assumed 
command at the end of 
August, is commanding a corps 
which consists of 214 cadets. 
He was chosen over 14 other 
cadets for the position. 

Selection of the commander 
is based on a cadet's overall 
performance in the ROTC, 
how well he or she performs at 
the Advanced Summer Camp 
at Fort Riley, Kansas, academic 
standing, and personal ob- 
servations by members of 
ROTC and military science 

In addition to Feno!;. twelve 



LSU 23, North Carolina 13 

The twelfth-ranked Tigers looked sluggish against the Tar Heels 
but still came up with a season-opening win. 

Louisiana Tech 24, Southwestern (USL) 23 

A duplicate of the NSU-McNeese ending. Tech (1-1) held off a 
USL (0-3) two-point attempt for the win. 

Northeast Louisiana 27, Delta State 7 

NLU trounced the Division II Statesmen by amassing 474 yards 
offense, 333 in the air. 

Nicholls State 40, Troy State 22 

The defending GSC co-champion Colonels clobbered Division 
II power TSU in Thibodaux. NSU's Oscar Smith scored four 

Grambling State 30, Alcorn State 20 

Eddie Robinson moved within two wins of tying Bear Bryant's 
record as the Tigers won before 28,000 fans in Shreveport. 

Auburn 29, Southern Mississippi 18 

The top-ranked Tigers used 19 second quarter points to hold 
off a stubborn Golden Eagle squad. USM hosts NSU in two 

Northwestern 27, Missouri 23 

The Wildcats won a game (!) 
Missouri Tigers. 

against the heavily favored 

Valparaiso 55, Alma 48 

Valparaiso switched to a full-court press to keep the score down 
in this one. 

other ROTC cadets received 

Promoted to cadet 
lieutenant colonel was Brian K. 
Marshall, who is second in 
command of the Corps of 
Cadets and is the corps' 
executive officer. 

Promoted to the rank of 
cadet major were Eric Man- 
ning, administrations officer; 
John Edborg, operations 
officer; and Jeffrey Kilgo, 
training officer. 

Achieving the rank of cadet 
captain were Brent Bacon and 
Anthony Escott. Diana 
Gratten, Anthony James, and 
Kelly Oates were promoted to 
cadet first lieutenants, while 
James Frazier and Angelita 
Police were promoted to cadet 
second lieutenants. 


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Sept. 24, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 7 

One of those days 

Cheerleader Kay Lane seems to be having "one of those 
days" when the Demons met the McNeese Cowboys last 
Saturday. Her leg was okay, however, as were the 
Demons as they chalked up a 14-13 win. 

Enrollment declines as PIPs 
phased out, tuition goes up 

John Ramsey 


A combination of the 
phaseout of the Professional 
Improvement Program (PIP) 
for teachers and a $100 tuition 
hike are being blamed for an 
eight percent drop in the 
University's enrollment. 

According to Dr. Ray K. 
Baumgardner, registrar, 5,679 
students have enrolled at NSU 
this semester. Last fall, 
enrollment stood at 6, 178. 

Of the enrollment drop of 
499 students, an even 400 
came from the School of 
Graduate Studies and 
Research, where only 1,229 
students enrolled as compared 
to 1,629 a year ago. Un- 
dergraduate enrollment dipped 
slightly, falling from 4,549 to 
4,450 (two percent). 

"The drop in the graduate 
school was anticipated because 
of the phasing out of the PIPs 
program and the elimination of 
the tuition exemptions for 
educators returning to colleges 
and universities for advanced 
study," said Dr. Joseph Orze, 

Orze said that the "removal 
of the subsidy for graduate 
study by teachers had a sharp 
impact upon enrollment in 

graduate programs at Nor- 
thwestern just as it did at other 
institutions across the state." 

Fall 1984 

Fall 1985 

The president also noted 
that overall enrollment "was 
probably negatively affected 
more at Northwestern than at 
other schools by the 
elimination of the tuition 
exemption, because NSU had 
the second-largest Graduate 
School enrollment of teachers 
in Louisiana." 

Orze did express satisfaction 
with the stable undergraduate 
enrollment, pointing out that a 
decline was anticipated 
because of the $100 tuition 
increase which went into effect 
this semester 

"Our undergraduate 
enrollment is down by only 99 
students, or two percent," said 

Orze. 'That decline is minimal 
considering national studies 
which show sharper enrollment 
impacts nationwide at in- 
stitutions which increase 

According to Orze, the 
graduate count this fall is a 
truer indication of graduate 
students than the inflated 
figures since 1981, when PIPs 
was phased in to provide pay 
incentives for teachers 
returninq to college. 

In 1980, Northwestern had 
1,305 graduate students, but 
that number leaped to 2,025 in 
1981 when PIPs began. Now 
that it has ended, the count has 
returned to a normal level. 

"The current graduate 
enrollment is about the same as 
it was before PIPs began," 
commented Orze. "In fact, 
Northwestern had only 941 
graduate students in 1977, and 
that figure increased to about 
1,300 befde the program 
began. This year's 1,229 
reflects a stability in the realistic 
numbers of traditional graduate 

The University's un- 
dergraduate enrollment has 
remained somewhat stable in 
the 1980's, dropping from 
4,614 in 1980 to 4,450 this 

Twenty-two women on Homecoming ballot 

Students go to polls Wednesday for court, senators 

Chuck Shaw 

_ Staff Writer 

■ "I have seen severe 
problems with voter turnout in 
the past, but in the last few 
elections turnout has been 
high. I think that the students 
here have become more aware 
of their responsibilities. 

So says Shawn Wyble, SGA 
president, concerning Wed- 
nesday's senator/homecoming 
elections. Polls will be open 
from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Students will go to the polls 
*Wo more times after this 
Week's elections to decide on 
SGA senators, Homecoming 
Court. Mr. and Miss NSU, and 

the State Fair Court. 

For Wednesday's election 
votes will be cast for 
Homecoming Court and for 
two freshman senators. Also 
during the week, filings will be 
accepted for one senator 
position each in both the 
sophomore and junior classes. 

On Oct. 2, the students will 
decide on Mr. and Miss NSU, 
sophomore and junior 
senators, and the runoff for 
freshman senator, if necessary. 

The third and final election 
on Oct. 9 will provide for Mr. 
and Miss NSU runoffs, class 
senator runoffs, and will decide 
on State Fair Court. 

Wyble said that the SGA has 

included absentee voting this 
year. Absentees will be taken 
on the Monday and Tuesday 
preceding each Wednesday 
election date. "I hope absentee 
voting will accomodate 
everyone." said Wyble. "If 
someone doesn't vote this time 

Polls open Wednesday 
from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

it's because they don't care 
about Northwestern." 

"I hope that turnout is higher 
than ever," he continued, "but 
I would be pleased to see 700 
(students) taking part." 

Wyble added that the 

Shreveport nursing center will 
vote for Homecoming, State 
Fair, and Mr. and Miss NSU. 

The names on Wednesday's 
ballot include: 

Freshman Senator 
(freshmen vote for two): 
Ashlie Cox. Elizabeth Nan 
Goss, Humberto Guerrero, 
Gynger Ingram, and Randall 

Homecoming (vote for 
nine): Mitzi Adderly, 
Charlene Barton, Mary Ann 
Bishop, Leslie Boagni, Reatha 
Cole, Tammy Collins, Christi 
Dickey, Theresa Guillory, 
Rachel Heider. 

Melissa Hightower, Monte 
Johnson, Yevette Jordan. Mia 

Manuel, Marsha Kay 
McLamore, Rita Ravare, Paula 
Rubin, Michaela Sampite, Parti 
Smiley, Sandy Timms, Amy 
Viator. Wendy Walker, and 
Amy Whitford. 

One position each for 
sophomore and junior senators 
has been filled by Charlotte 
Zumwalt and Johnny Cox, 
respectively. Senior senators 
who ran unopposed are Dru 
LaBorde and Chris Maggio. 

Cathy Busken and Carla 
Proctor were elected as 
graduate students. Vacant 
senator-at-large positions were 
filled by Patrick Boudreaux, 
James Frazier, and Terri 



Sept. 24, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 7 


Two students arrested, over 140 tires hit 

University Police nab slashing suspects 

Pat Wyatt 

Staff Writer 

After a four-day in- 
vestigation, University Police 
have apprehended two 
suspects wanted for slashing 
over 140 tires on 53 campus 

William H. Keller of New 
Llano and David Hancock of 
Natchitoches, both NSU 
students, were taken into 
custody Wednesday night by 
Lt. Crawford Ficklin and are 
being held pending charges. 

Around 10:30 p.m., Ficklin 
arrived on campus after 
receiving a call from the officer 
on duty who had spotted what 
he believed to be the suspect's 
bike. Ficklin "felt they were still 
around" so he put an officer on 
top of Turpin Stadium as a 

The officer spotted persons 
in the area of Kyser Hall, and 
later sported persons in front of 
the carpenter's shop, both 
scenes of recent tire slashings. 
Officers then arrested the two 
suspects and found two knives, 
one in the area of a nearby 

vehicle and one in a woodpile. 

Ficklin said that one of the 
suspects has been a member of 
the University's ROTC 
program, and "that is where he 
learned to hide in the dark" so 

Twenty-eight tires were 
slashed Wednesday night, 
adding to the 121 slashed last 
Saturday after the football 
game with McNeese State. 
University vehicles accounted 
for 106 slashed tires, while five 
belonged to Terry's Roofing 
Company and eight to Central 
Electric of Alexandria. Both 

SGA discusses election plans 

The Student Government 
Association held its weekly 
meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, 
at 6 p.m. 

Jerome Cox, commissioner 
of elections, informed the 
Student Senate that elections 
were going as planned and 
asked that the Election Board 
be approved as follows: Steve 
Horton, Tommy Moore, 
Reatha Cole, John Ramsey, 
Johnny Cox, Tim Jacobs, 
Dave Decuir, Kevin 
Greenhouse, Darrell Miley, 
and Jeff Eversull 

Elections for class senators 
and homecoming court will be 
held Wednesday in the Union 
lobby. Absentee balloting is 
underway Tuesday. 

Budgets for the Current 
Sauce, Potpourri, and the 
Recreation Complex were 

Chris Maggio, Lason 
Perkins, and Rick Smith were 
sworn in as senators-at-Iarge 
(temporary) , and Susan Arthur 
was appointed to the Student 
Trust Fund committee. 

Leah Sherman, director of 
student life, announced that 
the blood drive is set for Sept. 
23-27 and reminded everyone 
that this was the competition 
(against Louisiana Tech) for 
State Fair Week. She also said 
that "six percent of NSU 
students give blood, and the 
national average is only three 

Dr. Frederick Bosarge, dean 
of students and SGA adviser, 
said that NSU has always been 
blessed with good student 
leadership, but that "the quality 
of student leadership this year 
is unusually strong. It's evident 
in the SGA, Purple Jackets, 
SAB, Blue Key, and various 
other organizations. It's good 

people with a good com- 



"The entire team, not just 
some of the players, has good 
quality," he said. 

Bosarge feels good about the 
upcoming year, especially 
student life. The planning of 

Homecoming and State Fair 
has been carefully laid out, anti 
both are expected to have a 
good participation level. 

"The foundation of the 
(Student) Trust Fund has been 
constructed in a stable and 
beneficial way for the students, 
and results of the hard work 
will soon be evident," he said. 

Bosarge said the University is 
experiencing outside pressure 
concerning the possible transfer 
of Northwestern into the LSU 
system, but he feels the school 
has good internal leadership. 


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firms are currently working on 

Eight slashed tires were on 
Professional Food 
Management's two vans, and 
several others were on various 

Ficklin feels that the incident 
happened Saturday night 
because University Police had 

only one car to scout the entire 

In order to prevent 
something like this from 
happening again, he plans to 
run "two vehicles, one on each 
side of the campus," and he 
hopes that better lighting will 
aid the officers who are on 


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Three fraternities report pledges 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 

Rush for campus Greeks has 
continued past the initial week 
of parties. 

The total number of pledges 
for the five fraternities which 
have already had rush is 92, 
with a breakdown of Kappa 
Alpha, 19; Kappa Sigma, 30; 
Sigma Tau Gamma, 12; Tau 
Kappa Epsilon, 16; and Theta 
Chi, 15. 

Kappa Alpha and Kappa 
Sigma pledges were reported 
in the Current Sauce two 

weeks ago. The other v three 
formal rush fraternities' pledges 
are listed below, 

along with any additions to the 

Kappa Sigma added three 
pledges last week. They are 
Gordon Cruickshank, Elie 
Poimbeouf, and Keith Vercher. 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

pledges are Robert Alford, Bill 
Bradley, Chris Eastwood, Pat 
Emmels, Gil Harrison, Keith 
Jennings, Russell Kellenberger, 
Bill Keller, Brent Landry, 
Chico Mose, Micky Stroud, 
and Pat Wyatt. 

Pledges of Tau Kappa 
Epsilon are Richard Clary, 
Alan Harden, Mike Hodgkins, 
Pat LeBlanc, Tom Logan, 
Nolan McCool, Bobby 
Metheny, Chuck Oliff, Glen 
Paddie, Robert Potts, Mike 
Ransome, Todd Sewell, Brian 
Sweeney, Jason Tinsley, Mike 
West and Brian White. 

Theta Chi pledges are Eric 
Carter, John Cleveland, Joel 
Ebarb, Donald Gros, Duane 
Hauser, Ed Knowlton, Tim 
Long, David Messmer, Damian 
Montelaro, Kenny Morrison, 
Robbie Nance, David Nichols, 
Robert Patlan, Chris 
Wakefield, and Mike Zazzini. 

Beauty queens to be reunited 

The 27 winners of the title of 
Lady of the Bracelet title will 
attend a special reunion next 
Saturday as part of the 
University's 101st 

An informal reception is set 
for 3-4 p.m. at the new Alumni 
and Faculty Center on College 


of the 

Avenue. All 
Bracelet winners since 
pageant was established are 

Honorary chairperson for 
the event is Kahne Dipoala 
Bandaries of Baton Rouge, 
who was selected as the first 
LoB in 1959. She will be 

assisted by the current winner, 
Chrissey Bailey. 

The pageant was started by 
the NSU yearbook Potpourri to 
recognize talent, beauty, and 
poise. One coed was chosen 
by the yearbook each year 
see "LoB" 
on page 9 

Author's talk set for Wednesday 

Author W.P. Kinsella will 
discuss his writing career and 
the current state of American 
literature at 10 a.m. Wed- 
nesday in Kyser Hall 138. 

Since 1977, Kinsella has 
published seven books of short 
stories to great acclaim in the 
United States and Canada, and 
in 1982 he won a Houghton 

Mifflin Literary Fellowship 
Award for Shoeless Joe, a 
novel which George Plimpton 
called "as compelling, artful, 
and mysterious as the game 
(baseball) it celebrates." 

Kinsella has appeared on the 
PBS news program MacNeil- 
Lehrer Report and with Studs 
Terkel on radio. The Canadian 
Broadcasting Corporation has 
produced a documentary on 
his life and works. In addition, 
20th Century Fox plans to 
make a movie of Shoeless Joe. 
Another Kinsella book, Dance 
Me Outside, is being prepared 
for the screen. 

Kinsella's appearance is 
being sponsored by the 
Department of Language Arts, 
i The lecture is free to the public, 
: and all students are invited. 

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In case of 
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Fine Arts Center 

Monday, Sept. 30 

Stone steps near Caldwell Hall 

4:00 ACS 

4:05 Agricultural Club 

4:10 Alpha Beta Alpha 

4:15 Alpha Eta Rho 

4:20 Alpha Eta Tau Alpha 

4:25 Alpha Kappa Delta 

4:30 Alpha Lambda Delta 

4:35 Alpha Mu Gamma 

4:40 Beta Beta Beta 

4:45 Beta Gamma Psi 

4:50 Black Knights 

4:55 Blind Boys 

5:00 Cane River Belles 

5:05 Church of Christ Student Devotional 

5:10 Corps of Cadets 

5:1 5 Delta Psi Kappa 

5:20 DPMA 

5:25 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

5:30 Fellowship of Christian Students 

5:35 FWCC * 

5:40 Baptist Student Union 

6:00 Pan-Hellenic 

6:10 Delta Sigma Theta 

6:20 Zeta Phi Beta 

6:30 Sigma Tau Gamma 

6:40 Roses of Sigma Tau Gamma 

6:45 Phi Mu 

6:55 Phi Mu Gentleman's Court 

7:00 Kappa Sigma 

7:10 Kappa Sigma Stardusters 

Wednesday, Oct. 2 

Orville Hanchey Gallery 

A. A. Fredericks Center 


Le Cercle Francais 

Psychology Club 
Ranger Platoon 
Rifle Team 
Rodeo Team 

Sigma Alpha lota 
Sigma Delta Chi 

Student Ambassadors 
Student Dietetics Association 
Student Personnel Association 
NSU Images 
Young Democrats 
Psi Chi 

Tuesday, Oct. 1 

Stairway of Athletic Field House 

4:00 Geological Society 

4:05 German Club 

4:1 Home Economics Education Association 

4:15 IEEE 

4:20 lota Lambda Sigma 

4:25 Phi Eta Sigma 

4:30 University of Yang 

4:35 LA Home Economics Association 

4:40 Microbiology Club 

4:45 NACUS 

4:50 NASA 

4:55 NCAS 

5:00 NSU Entertainers 

5:05 Wesley Foundation 

5:10 Orienteering Club 

5:1 5 Pentecostal Students Fellowship 

5:20 Periaktoi 

5:25 Phi Alpha Theta 

5:30 Phi Delta Kappa 

5:35 Phi Epsilon Kappa 

5:40 Kappa Omicron Phi 

5:45 Phi Kappa Phi 

5:50 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

5:55 NAIT 

6:00 InterFraternity Council 

6:10 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:20 Kappa Alpha Psi 

6:30 Omega Psi Phi 

6:35 Omega Pearls 

6:40 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

6:50 TKE Little Sisters 

7:00 Sigma Sigma Sigma 




Alpha Phi Alpha 


Alpha Angels 


Phi Beta Sigma 


Sigma Sweets 


Theta Chi 


Theta Chi Daughters/Sisters 


Kappa Alpha 


Kappa Alpha Rose Court 


Sigma Kappa 

Thursday, Oct. 3 

Student Union steps 

4:00 Purple Jackets 

4:10 Blue Key 

4:20 Student Activities Board 

4:30 Student Government Association 

4:40 Makeups 



Sept. 24, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 7 


USA On- 

Faculty content to 'wait and see' 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

While rumor and speculation 
surface among those who 
would oppose or advocate the 
transfer of Northwestern to the 
LSU system, many people are 
remaining neutral and others 
are reserving their opinions for 

If the transfer is indeed 
recommended, one obvious 

public that would perhaps be 
most affected would be the 
Northwestern faculty. 

And many faculty members 
are taking a "wait and see 
attitude" towards the study. 

"Quite frankly, we need to 
know exactly what is going to 
take place," said Kathy 
Cochran, assistant professor of 
home economics, "before we 
can make any decisions. We 
can't get hot under the collar 

Student Loans 

before we know anything." 

Neill Cameron, associate 
professor of English, says that 
he has "no looking glass with 
which to see into the mind of 
the governor or the collective 
mind of the Board of Regents." 

"No plan," continued 
Cameron, "has been set forth." 

He concluded that, if the 
transfer were to take place, he 
would hope that a change 
would be healthful for NSU. 

"Like a lot of people, I think 
the basic problem is that we just 
don't know," began Fraser 
Snowden, associate professor 
of philosophy. "What will we 
lose or gain?" 

"If this could give us 
strength," he continued, "inject 
some new blood into the 
organism, then I'm all for it. 
But if we are to become simply 
an appendage of LSU... then I 
would be concerned." 

Snowden went on to say 
that the most important thing 
for us all is to gather in- 
formation before making a 
decision. "Gossip and idle 
speculation are some of the 
major problems at NSU," he 
concluded. "Many people rush 
to judgement with no real facts 
and it ultimately causes us 

Nadya Keller, associate 
professor of chemistry, said, 

"Based on all I've read, I tend 
to be in favor of the transfer. 
But there are a few things 
which need to be said." 
Keller pointed out that a 


"mere transfer will not solve all 
of Northwestern's problems." 
She continued by saying that 
the main problem with the 
university is decreasing 
enrollment. "Nothing that 
does not bring more students 
will help." 

Other aspects that Keller 
outlined were academic 
reputation, setting proper 
priorities for the use of funds 
and receiving strong ad- 
ministrative support from all 

"If these problems can be 
solved under a new 
management board," she 
concluded ."let's go." 

"Whether or not the transfer 
will be feasible is up to the 

Board of Regents," said Ken 
Lachney, assistant professor of 
business. "We'll just have to 
wait and see how strong the 
recommendation is." 

"I think the first step," he 
continued, "is to strenghten the 
academic programs, and 
strengthen the library research 
facilities. If LSU could offer 
this, I think it would be a 
definite advantage." 

Tom Whitehead, associate 
professor of journalism, sees 
two "obvious" advantages in 
the concept of NSU becoming 
part of the LSU system. 

"With the declining 
enrollment and what has been 
called our 'PR problem'," 
Whitehead began, "The LSU 
Board could offer means of 
dealing with these problems 
because the Board of Trustees 
either hasn't or couldn't do it." 

"Secondly," he continued,"I 
see the NSU transfer as 
possibly the first step in 
coordinating all higher 
education in Louisiana under 
one board. And why not 

Fern Christensen, associate 
professor of education, hopes 
that, whatever the decision, 
"we will continue to serve 
students and remember our 
goal of helping students in 
whatever capacity we can." 

Dr. Breckenridge featured this week 

'Last Lecture' series begins 

Rev. Barbara Duke 


It could be assumed that 
every time we sign up for a 
class, go to a concert, or attend 
a seminar, we want to know 
how it will benefit us. Ob- 
viously, when we put out 
money on clothes, or food, or 
a car, we want the best. 

Isn't that what we deserve? 
Haven't we been told to "go for 

the gusto," that we are worth 
"it", that we are looking 
smarter than ever? A good 
advertiser is someone who 
knows the market is going to 
give you exactly what you want 
when you want it. 

On Wednesday, Dr. John 
Hix, professor of marketing, 
presented his "last lecture." It 
was not, of course, really his 
last, but his talk "Marketing is 
Everybody's Business" was the 
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faculty members. The lectures 
are being co-sponsored by the 
Wesley Foundation and the 
University's Faculty Senate. 

Hix has given nearly twenty- 
five years of his life to teaching 
marketing, which proves he 
believes in the phrase "a man 
gives his life for what he 
believes in." Marketing is not 
selling, he said. Marketing is 
how to get something you want 
from someone else. 

A good marketing person 
can stimulate ideas to get the 
exchange happening, and will 
allow both the customer and 
the company to be satisfied. 
Naturally, the best potential 
customer is the satisfied one. 

The next lecture in the Last 
Lecture Series will be held on 
Wednesday at 12 noon in 
Union 240. The speaker will 
be psychology professor Dr. 
Robert Breckenridge, who will 
speak on "the support drive of 
the blueberry pancake." 


sorority is facing punitive action 
at Dartmouth College following 
a beer-throwing incident in- 
volving members of the Gay 
Students Association at an 
AXO party. The GSA 
members attended the party to 
protest its advertised theme of 
"Live AID - a tribute to Rock 


grow up to be teachers, says 
the Educational Research 
Service. Fifty-one percent of 
teachers nationwide say they 
would hesitate before 
recommending a teaching 
career to a student, while 22 
percent said they would adviser 
against entering the profession. 


according to Secretary of 
Education William Bennett is 
not a result of cuts in the 
federal education budget. "My 
guess is," he told the 
Washington Post, "that it has 
more to do with some sense 
that the payoff isn't there, that 
higher education isn't all it's 
cracked up to be." 

ALARM" has been providing 
Ohio State students with 
inexpensive protection for 
years. Columbus Police says 
the "alarm"-- an artfully 
stacked bunch of beer or pop 
cans on the windowsill- works 
because criminals are in too 
much of a hurry to bother with 
quietly disassembling the pile. 

POLL by Levi Strauss found 
the preppy look - oversized 
shirts worn outside blue jeans, 
nerdy sunglasses, and lace 
accessories - the overall 
favorite. Punk, however, 
reigns in the East, while the 
Midwest likes Magnum PI 
Hawaiian shirts and baseball 
caps while the South likes 
Miami Vice T-shirts and 

TION CLAUSE may keep 16 
of the 19 sororities at the 
University of Texas out of the 
yearbook. The Student 
Publications Board required all 
student groups buying pages in 
the book to sign an anti- 
discrimination clause with the 
UT Student Activities Office 
after students charged that the 
Panhellenic sororities racially 
discriminate in member 
selection procedures. All but 
three of the sororities voted not 
to sign the clause. 


Sept. 24, 1985 C\it V 

Homecoming Court nominees 




Charlene Barton 

Monti Johnson 

Yevette Jordan 

Mary Ann Bishop 

Leslie Boagnl 

Mia Manuel 

Marsha Kay McLamore 

Rita Ravare 




Wendy Walker 


Johnny Cox 

Junior Senator 

Dru Laborde 
Chris Magglo 

Senior Senators 

Pat Boudreaux 
James Frazier 
Terri Garrett 

Senators - 

Cathy Busken 
. Carta Proctor 

Graduate Senators 

Charlotte Zumwalt 

Sophomore Senator 

Polls open 
8 a.m. 


Randall Tread 

5 Ok Vol. 74, No. 7 

The '85 Vote 






Tammy Collins 

Christ! Dickey 

Theresa Guillory 

Rachel Heider 

Melissa Hightower 





L i 

Mlchaela Sampite 


i. km. 

hman Senator 

Nan Goss 

Patti Smiley 

Sandy Timms 


Humbert o Guerrero 

Gynger Ingram 

Amy Viator 

Amy Whitford 



Sept. 24, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 7 


NSU rushes well against McNeese 

Demons get ground game going, face USM next 

I don't see any ball down here 

The pigskin slips loose during last week's win over McNeese State. The Cowboys 
and Demons both stand at 1-2 heading Into this weekend's action. 

Tekes, Phi Mu's win swim meet 

In the finals of the coed 
Softball tournament held 
Tuesday, Kappa Sigma-Phi Mu 
defeated the Slaughterhouse 
Gang-Sigma Kappa, 9-8, to 
force a another game. 

In the deciding game, the 
Sigs and Phi Mu's let a big lead 

The Demon 




swim meet are: 

200-meter medley relay - Kappa 
Sigma (Greg Jolley, Scott Repp, Greg 
Shoalmire, and Shawn Wyble). 

25-meter freestyle - John Lever, 
TKE; Nancy Celles, Phi Mu. 

100- meter backstroke - Richard 
Repp, Budmen; Celles, Phi Mu. 

25-meter breaststroke - Lever, TKE; 
Celles, Phi Mu. 

25-meter butterfly ■ S. Repp, Kappa 

50-meter breaststroke - S. Repp, 
Kappa Sig. 

25-meter backstroke Mike 
Hodgkins, TKE; Harper, Phi Mu. 

100-meter freestyle - R. Repp, 
Budmen; Celles, Phi Mu. 

50-meter butterfly - R. Repp, 

200- meter freestyle relay - Kappa 
Sigma (Jolley, Gammage, Repp, and 

The bike race was also held 
last week. Bobby Thompson 
of Budmen finished first, while 
Charles Adams was second. In 
the womens' division, Tn- 
Sigma's Renee Richard and 
Phi Mu's Mindy Baumgardner 
finished first and second. 

slip away to send the game into 
extra innings. Once in 
overtime, the Slaughterhouse 
Gang-Sigma Kappa's prevailed 
and won the coed Softball 
championship, 11-10. 

Damian Montelaro of Theta 
Chi and Amy Melancon of 
Sigma Kappa took top in- 
dividual honors in th in- 
tramural frisbee competition. 
Lisa Garden of GAS and Phil 
Vaughn of Tau Kappa Epsilon 
took each second, while Tootie 
Cary of GAS and Teke's John 
Paul Timberlake finished third. 

Phi Mu and TKE took top 
honors in the swim meet held 
last Monday at the Complex. 
Kappa Sigma and Tri-Sigma 
placed second overall. 

First place winners from the 

— Any chartered groups — 
not on the yearbook picture 
list are invited at 
5 p.m. on Thursday, 
Oct. 3 to take group 
shots at the Union steps 


Monday, Sept. 30- 
Tuesday, Oct. 8 

Monday, Sept. 30 
Tuesday, Oct. 1 

Wednesday, Oct. 2 
Thursday, Oct. 3 

Friday, Oct. 4 
Monday, Oct. 7 
Tuesday, Oct. 8 

Against McNeese two weeks 
ago, the Demons finally 
realized their running game, 
and the result was both a 14-13 
win over the visiting Cowboys 
as well as the best rushing totals 
of the young season. 

The 1-2 NSU club rushed for 
196 yards against McNeese, 
compared to a total of 194 in 
losses to Arkansas State and 
North Texas. 

The star of the Demon 
ground game was Frank 
Graham, who until last week 
was lining up as the back-up 
tight end. Graham ran for 112 
yards on 18 carres while also 
grabbing an 11-yard pass for 
123 yards in total offense. 

Head coach Sam Goodwin 
may have found himself a 
fullback in the senior from Fort 

John Stephens was keyed 
on by McNeese, but still 
managed 39 yards and a 
touchdown. This season, he 
has rushed for 162 yards, and 
four of Northwestern's five 

While the offense spent time 
eating up the clock, the 
defense was busy eating up the 
Cowboys, employing the 
"bend but not break" theory. 
Though losing the total yar- 
dage battle, NSU tightened 
when it had to, stopping the 
Cowboys on a crucial con- 

version attempt late in the 
fourth quarter. 

Had McNeese been suc- 
cessful, the visitors from Lake 
Charles would have beaten 
Northwestern, 15-14. 

Instead, Leon Carr and 
linebacker Raymond 
Thomplins strung out MSU 
quarterback Subester Brooks 
before he could turn upfield, 
throwing him for a loss. The 
Demons then ran out the clock 
for their first win. 

This week, the Demons 
travel to Hattiesburg, MS, for a 
rematch with the Division IA 
Southern Mississippi Golden 
Eagles. Last season, NSU 
shocked the Eagles at their 
homecoming, 22-0. 

But in 1984, USM was 
without several key players 
who should be ready this time 
around. Meanwhile, Nor- 
thwestern was banged up 
against McNeese, and quar- 
terbacks Wayne Van and Rob 
Fabrizio are both nursing in- 

Van will probably start 
against Southern Miss, while 
Fabrizio is out for several 

On the good side, All- 
American pick Odessa Turner 
will start for the first time this 
year, and his presence will 
bolster a sagging receiving 
corps which caught just four 
passes against McNeese. 

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Frank Graham has trouble getting to the goal line 
against the Arkansas State Indians. John Stephens later 
■cored the first Demon touchdown of the season, but 
NSU still lost, 12-10. 

Three straight opening 
games against 1985 NCAA 
playoff qualifiers highlight this 
year's men's basketball 
schedule announced last week 
by first year coach Don 

NSU will tip-off the 1985 
season with one of, if not the, 
earliest opening dates in school 
history. The Demons will battle 
national and Southeastern 
Conference power Kentucky in 
Rupp Arena in Lexington on 
November 22 before traveling 
to Tuscaloosa, AL, for a game 
with th Crimson Tide of the 
University of Alabama. 

Both Kentucky and Alabama 
made the NCAA's final sixteen 
last season. 

The Demons will then travel 
to Dallas for a November 27 
game against the powerful 
Southern Methodist University- 
Mustangs. SMU blitzed last 
year's Demon squad, 89-57. 

Beasley sees the schedule as 
being divided into three parts. 
"The first part of our schedule 
is against teams of national 
rank. The second portion is 
made up of games against 
traditional powers, such as 

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Louisiana Tech (an NCAA 
Sweet 16 member last season 
before bowing to Oklahoma), 
McNeese State, Lamar, and 
Northeast Louisiana. Then the 
third part consists of (Gulf Star) 
conference games." 

Beasley terms the 1985-86 
slate "as demanding a schedule 
as has ever been attempted 
here. I feel that it's a growing 
experience to compete against 
people that are better than you. 

It's not who you play that's 
important, but rather how you 
play that matters. You have to 
be concerned with your own 

effort," he said. 

About the severity of the 
opening three road contests, 
the former Georgia aide thinks 
that "the rest of our schedule 
will look easy. Our pre- 
conference schedule is geared 
to make us competitive in our 
league. We'll be a slow starting 
team because I'm new, the 
system I'll install is new, and a 
lot of our players are new. I 
expect us to get better as the 
season goes along." 

Anything else, coach? 

"Our Father, who art in 

Lady of the Bracelet 


from 1959 until 1970 for in- 
clusion into the book. 

In 1971, the pageant was 
moved to the control of the 
Student Activities Board, 
which purchased the franchise 
which allows the LoB to 
represent the University at the 

Miss Louisiana and possibly 
Miss America pageants. 

According to past editions of 
Potpourri, Bandaries was given 
a solid gold bracelet for "Our 
Lady of the Bracelet" to wear 
when she represented Nor- 
thwestern in public ap- 



Mississippi State 23, Southern Miss 20 

The Golden Eagles geared up for their game with Northwestern 
by giving the SEC Bulldogs all they wanted. 

Louisiana State 17, Colorado State 3 

CSU was a four-touchdown underdog, but the ninth-ranked 
Tigers looked sluggish again this week. 

Nicholls State 37, McNeese State 35 

A shootout in Lake Charles as the Gulf Star's Colonels downed 
the Cowboys. Nicholls is 2-0, while MSU is 1-2. 

Lamar 24, Southwest Texas 21 

The Bobcats are having trouble, as shown by a loss to perennial 
Southland powderpuff Lamar. 

Louisiana Tech 20, West Texas State 10 

Tech clobbered the Division II Buffaloes by scoring two late 
touchdowns. Tech is 2-1. 

Grambling 45, North Carolina Central 14 

Eddie Robinson continues to close in on Bear Bryant, as the 
Tigers whipped NC Central in New York City. 

Texas A&M 31, Northeast Louisiana 17 

NSU's homecoming foe NLU scored first but not as often as the 
Aggies coasted to a win over the Indians. 

USL 31. Idaho State 30 

The Cajuns won their first game of 1985 against three losses by 
downing the Rams in Lafayette. 

Mississippi College 34, Southeastern 30 

Gulf Star foe SLU may do well to match last year's 2-8-1 mark. 
The Lions are now 0-3 on the season . 

Heidelberg 27, Wittenberg 25 

The battle of the bergs saw Heidel top Witten by two. 

Azusa Pacific 44, Claremont-Mudd 14 

Claremont's name was mud as Azusa Pacific went to 2-0 with 
the easy win. 



Sept. 24, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 7 


They're all the same' doesn't always hold true 

"Them? They're all a bunch 

of preppies who all dress and 
look alike. " 

How many times have you 
heard a similar statement to 
describe a campus club, 

fraternity, or any group of 
students? And it never fails. 
The next line is always: 

"We're not like that, though. 
We're individuals. " 

Stereotyping is common at 
Northwestern. Just about 
every group larger than a 
twosome on this campus has 

an "image" to go by... or to try 
and shake off. 

When I arrived in Nat- 
chitoches two years ago, I was 
interested in the Greek system. 
Before Rush even started, I 
had gathered an opinion on 
each fraternity based on the 
comments of others. It seemed 
back then that the fraternities fit 
one of five stereotyped images. 

We had the jocks, the 
"heads", the military fraternity, 
the preps, and the "good old 


And the fun part was 

confronting fraternity members 
with their stereotyped image. 

At the "jock" house, I 
imagined to see a weightroom 
in the back of the house, but 
instead found that many of the 
members had never played any 
sport in their entire life. 

"I entered the intramural 

darts competition last year, 
though," one said. "Damn if I 
didn't even place." 

I met many SGA senators, 
cheerleaders, etc. at that 
house. The athletes were few 
and far between, yet the group 
did well in campus sports. 

Hmmm. One stereotype out 
the door. 

The preppy house yielded 
similar surprises. A total goat- 
roper met me at the door. 

"How-deee," he hollered as 
I walked in the door. 

"This is preppy?" I thought 
to myself. Prep in Nat- 

Insanity comes easily to some 

Did you ever get the feeling 
that you were the only sane 
person left in this University? 
In this town? In the whole 

Do you ever feel like you are 
lost in the Twilight Zone? And 
that everyone else is in Never- 
never Land? 

Well, for me, the answer is 

yes to all of the above. 

I sometimes feel that I am in 
a situation comedy. You 
know, where there is one 
central character with a group 
of resident loonies around him. 
And boy, the ensemble of The 
Craig Scott Show is especially 

School has only been in 
session a couple of weeks and 
this place is wild. Current 
Sauce editor John Ramsey and 
Potpourri editor Pat Wyatt are 
heading the list of loonies. 

John is running around the 
office hoping that our new 
typesetting system will be in use 
soon. I think it's driving him 
crazy to have a roomful of 
equipment and not know how 
to use it. 

And Pat stays up nights 
worrying about the first 
yearbook deadline... and it's 
not until October 15. 

Well, I am sleeping soundly 
these days... that's what I get 
for being second in line on both 

I spent three hours in the 
darkroom last week trying to 
get those two to act seriously. 
To no avail. We wound up 

making 8x10 prints of 
anything, including a photo of 
me. Now you know these guys 
are crazy... 

Which brings me to Jeff 
Thompson, Sauce news editor. 
Jeff disappears for days at a 
time and when asked where 
he's been he can only reply, 
"where am I ever?" I don't 
really know, Jeff. 

He buys a car for a friend in 
New Jersey, goes mudding, 
and leaves rulers in my 
doorknocker. "I didn't have a 
pen or piece of paper to leave 
you a note," he explained. 

Does anyone know the 
number of Central State 

Through all this confusion, 
our adviser Peter Minder is 
drinking a Sunkist and reading 
the Shreveport Times. In his 
office. With the door locked. 

I don't think he's crazy. Just 

I really got worried the other 
day, when in a desperate need 
to hear from the outside world, 
I was prohibited from making a 
long distance call from the 
Potpourri office. 

No more one-plus dialing on 
campus. I couldn't even call 1- 
needed it. 

Maybe this is Central State 

If the Counseling Center 
were a little larger I'd send all 
my cronies down there. We 
could all use a session in 
"Media Anxiety." 

Craig Scott is a public 
relations major from 
Natchitoches who is really 
not the sane person he 
pretends to be. 

The Rush of fraternity life 

My boss John Ramsey and I 

have something in common 
besides our media careers. We 
both took on the thankless jobs 
of being rush chairmen for our 
respective fraternities. 

Rush... the time of year 
when fraternities spend many 
dollars to party and take a look 
at prospective pledges. The 
procedure began on Sunday, 
with a continuous flow of 
drunkards going from house to 

They seem to devour 
everything in sight, including 
beer, jungle juice, and straight 
ethanol. This was followed by 
an IFC-regulated "dry" night 
on Monday, for people to meet 
the fraternal members in a 
sober state of mind. 

The next day followed with 
very wet parties, and everyone 
relentlessly rushed the people 
who've attended parties since 
the beginning of the week. The 
sales pitches are fascinating 
with the use of smiling girls to 

"how good we are in sports" or 
"you should see us party." 

It all sounds the same 

The end of rush is scheduled 
to have the prospective pledges 
meet the Brothers and try to 
receive a clear understanding 
of the Greek system. This 
time is also utilized to have yet 
more parties and have 
everyone become acquainted 
with one another. 

After visiting most of the 
houses, it becomes apparent 
that most of the students who 
pledge had intentions of joining 
that particular organization 
regardless. They either knew a 
brother and came from the 
same hometown as fraternity 

But it is still fantastic to have 
everyone congregate and party 

for no apparent reason. 

The next Greek social 
gathering is open rush, which 
brings me back to John, who 
along with me still has a 
headache from formal rush. 

Maybe John and I will have a 


rush party for the two of us. 

I hope this editorial will 
answer the question posed by 
Craig Scott, the male Erma 
Bombeck, "where have you 
been, Jeff, and why do you act 
so crazy? 

Jeff Thompson is a senior 
from greater Philadelphia 
via greater Tioga who plans 
on hitting Maggio's with 
the editor on Wednesday 
after class. 

chitoches sure does resemble 
country in Baton Rouge. 
Anways, to make a long story 
short, I did find some plaid 
shorts there, but still not a 
chapter house full of them. 
The stereotypes were down 2- 

At the so-called "head" 
house I was having a good time 
for a few minutes, but was then 
told "let's go smoke." The 
score was 2-1; this stereotype 
seemed to fit, at least in my 

The military group really 
wasn't so Armyish after all. In 
fact, several of the guys cringed 
atethe letters "ROTC." They 
had just enough crew cuts to 
make me see where the image 
came from, but as for 
everyone... by no means. 
Stereotypes took another 
beating, 3-1. 

The final party I went to was 
at the "good old boys" house. 
Okay, I admit it. It fit. 
Everyone was nice, but nothing 
about the party was very 
impressive to me. And so the 
stereotypes still lost, 3-2. 

But it's not only Greeks. 
Other groups are stereotyped 
as well. 

Some people say only 
people who can't get dates join 
some of the religious clubs 
around here. I wish they'd tell 
that to the cute blond I see at 
the Student Body every night 
I'm out there (which I admit, 
isn't much). I see her car at 
church almost every afternoon. 

No, you don't have to be 
weird to work for the radio 
station. Some interesting folks 
have "transmitted" from there 
in the past, but not everyone 
was strange, by any means. 

Intramurals are not just for 
jocks or athletic people. I'm 
pretty clumsy and unathletic, 
but I've even made it to a 
couple of Monopoly tour- 
naments, etc., here and there. 
I almost placed once, too. (To 
this day, I could kick myself for 
not buying Marvin Gardens!) 

The stereotypes around 
NSU, as you can see, are not 
true most of the time. There is 
one stereotyped image that 
definitely fits, however. 

You have to be long-winded 
to be editor of the Current 

Case in point. 

John Ramsey is a junior 
from Baton Rouge... where 
the people do nothing but 
watch LSU Tiger football- 

(Another stereotype. 




Sept. 24, 1985 

Vol. 74, No. 7 


Pictures important 

A yearly Northwestern tradition begins Monday and 
lasts for an entire week. 

The yearbook photography company will be on 
campus for six days of snooting. Groups and in- 
dividuals alike will have the chance to have their 
picture made to appear in the 1986 Potpourri. 

The yearbook is planning drastic changes in the new 
edition. This new book also promises to be one of, if 
not the best ever, so plan to be a part of it. 

There are no individual pictures in the Greek and 
organization sections this year, so group pictures and 
individual portraits are now more important than ever. 

Usually between 20 to 30 percent of all students take 
yearbook pictures. This is sad, for only about 1,000 
students appear in the University annual. Maybe it's 
corny to say, but years from now you and your friends 
can relive the past through the yearbook. . .but only if 
you're included. 

Make plans now, for this is the most important thing 
you have to do this week. Important, that is, if you 
care about "years from now." 

And you should. 

Sauce revises policies 

Current Sauce finally goes on-line this week with our 
new on-campus typesetting system. 

And with the new system, of course, will come some 

The publication dates will be every Tuesday during 
the academic school year and twice a month during 
summer school. 

All contributed articles or work must be turned in no 
later than 12 noon on Friday preceding Tuesday 

The advertising deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the 
following week's paper. 

All late ads or articles must be in by 12 noon on 
Monday preceding Tuesday publication. Space in the 
paper is not guaranteed, however. 


by Berke Breathed 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Editor 

Argus, NSU's very own 
literary arts magazine, wants 
you. The fall contest deadline 
is coming upon us soon. 
October 31, 1985 has been set 
as this semester's cutoff date for 
contest entries. 

Categories this year will 
include poetry, short fiction, 
one-act plays, and personal 
essays. Artistic contributions 
should be made into one of two 
categories: black and white 
photography or high contrast 
drawings and sketches. 
Further information on the 
contest, guidelines, and the like 
can be found at the Argus 
office at Kyser Hall 316A. 
Your contributions should be 
dropped off at that same office . 

But that's not where your 
contributions to Argus should 
end... no... that's where they 
should start. As a fee-paying 
student of NSU, it's your 
magazine. That means that 
you are responsible to seeing 
that it is managed the way you 
want it to be managed. That, 

folks, means that Argus needs 
you as members of its editorial 
staff as well. 

All students of Northwestern 
are encouraged to become a 
member of the Argus staff as 
well as contributing works to 
the magazine. Staff meetings 
are at 7:30 p.m. every Monday 
night in the office. If you have 
a conflict in your schedule, get 
in touch with either our faculty 
adviser (Neill Cameron) or me, 
or if nothing else leave a note 
with name and number on the 
office door, and we'll work 
something out. Argus needs 
the input of students in both the 
contribution of creative works 
and the contribution of creative 
time. Your participation on the 
staff would be a great asset to 
the magazine. 

Participation, guys, is the 
only way to change things you 
may not like, and to make 
good things better. But why do 
I feel compelled to tell you this? 
You know it already. See you 
at the next meeting, perhaps? 

Leslie Anne Gregory 
Editor, Argus 

The 18th isn't aFridav until 1987 

Dear Editor 

The sign said Friday, 
September 18. What it didn't 
say is the next Sept. 18 to fall 
on a Friday will come in 1987, 
presumably at least one month 
before our financial aid checks 
from the fall semester of 1985 
will arrive. 

As we all know, Friday was 
September 20, or what could 
appropriately be called "Friday 
the 13th... the next week." 
What was supposed to be the 
Pay day of my life turned into 
°ne of the biggest disap- 
pointments I have had in 
recent memory. 

I strolled up to the cashier's 
window to pick up what I 
thought would be my fall 
scholarship for the Potpourri. I 

was already a little nervous 
because of two previous 
paydays that had collapsed, 
and because of the fact that 
one of my fellow staff members 
had just told me that his check 
wasn't ready. As the cashier 
took my ID my hand shook 
with anticipation, and when 
she pulled a check from her 
magical little box my heart 
jumped for joy. 

My jump was premature. It 
was a check all right, but in the 
amount of $50, not quite what 
you would expect for a full- 
time scholarship. I then 
remembered that I had an 
additional honor scholarship in 
the amount of $50 .per 
semester. I was glad to have 
this but... I then asked the 
cashier where the Potpourri 

checks were and she explained 
that "they may be ready next 

Next week!!! I have been 
waiting one month as it is. I 
am, in stature, a long way from 
starving to death, but as for the 
two other basic necessities of 
life, clothing and shelter, my 
landlord does not run a half- 
way house, and winter is 

I, like many other students, 
also have a Pell Grant. This 
too has not been awarded to 
me yet. At most other 
universities, the Pell Grant 
checks are ready at 
registration, so my friends tell 
me. Not here. Our federal 
government checks are being 
held on the bottom floor of Roy 

I don't think there is anyone 
who is asking for a free han- 
dout, just compensation for the 
work that is being done. 
Yearbook editors have no 
union, therefore we don't 
strike. If I thought picketing 
would do any good, I'd be a 
Pat's Economy right now 
buying poster paper. There is 
nothing that we students can 
do, and it is this feeling of 
helplessness that I resent most. 

There are roughly four 
months until the beginning of 
the Spring semester. Please, 
oh please, let's try to get our 
act together to keep this 
nonsensical delay from 
happening again. 

Patrick Wy art 
Editor, Potpourri 


Current Sauce 


John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Theresa GulUory 
Cammy McClary 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
Staff Writers 

John Berthelot 
Kevin Hopkins 
Dennis Wilson 


Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Manager 

Betsy Lyle 

Advertising Sales 

Russel Bienvenu 


Peter Minder 


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weekly during the fall and spring 
semesters by the students of 
Northwestern State University of 
Louisiana. It is not associated with 
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Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

October 8, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 9 

Crowds gather at week's activities 

Homecoming brings excitement 

Queen for a day 

Theresa Guillory is all smiles as she is presented as Northwestern's 101st an- 
niversary Homecoming Queen at the NLCJ game. She is escorted by her brother. 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

Excitement and en- 
thusiasm was in the air ail 
last week as NSCJ students 
turned out in force for ac- 
tivities celebrating the 101st 
annual Homecoming. 

The week started Monday 
night with the SAB- 
sponsored air band contest. 
SAB member Rhonda Wilson 
said "Although there were 
not as many bands com- 
peting this year, the turnout 
and crowd participation was 

Five bands competed for 
the grand prize of $100, 
which was one with Kappa 
Sigma/Phi Mu's rendition of 
USA for Africa's We are the 

The "Fat Boys", consisting 
of Kappa Alpha members 
Jeff Eversull, Darrell Miley, 
and Will Taylor along with 
Shahn Dempsey, Susan Rea, 
and Stacy Thurmon of Phi 
Mu, took second place with 
The Fat Boys are Back. 

KA took third place with 

istorical preservation' topic of lecture 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Historic preservation 

should be important to 

everyone in this community 

"ecause tourists want to see 

areas preserved from the 

Past. " said Tom Whitehead, 

^airman of the Distinguish- 

ed Lecture Series. "Tourism 

1Sa great economic develop- 

me nt asset because it re- 

""ires no new sewers or 

^"ools, does not pollute the 

lr -they bring their money. 

™ it, and leave." 

historic preservation will 

£ tr >e topic of an all-day 

r^posium presented by the 

rfture Series Friday. Oc- 
tober I] 

g The program will begin at 
1 a - rT i- in the Fredericks Fine 

Lemmon, curator of special 
projects for the Historic New 
Orleans Collection will speak 
on the background of the 
historic preservation move- 
ment. The current status of 
preservation will be 
presented by Eean 
McNaughton, a Mew Orleans 

At 2 p.m. The Old and the 
Mew: Architecture, Preserva- 
tion and the Future will be 

presented in the Kyser Hall 
Auditorium. A panel discus- 
sion will take place with the 
topic of current issues and 
trends in historic preserva- 
tion. Participants include ar- 
chitects Mac Heard, Jr. of 
New Orleans and Kim Mit- 
chell of Shreveport. 

A walking tour of Front 
Street with local architect 
Bob Smith and Bobby 
DeBlieux, director of the 


Auditorium with The 

J* 1 and Present of Historic 
^^mtion Dr. Alfred E. 

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Current Sauce 
staff members are 
taking their mid- 
term break this 
week, so there will 
be no newspaper 
next Tuesday. 

however, on Oc- 
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State Fair special 

In the meantime, 
keep those letters 

We will return, rolling in! 

State Office of Historic 
Preservation, guiding the 
group. Participants are asked 
to meet at the Roque House 
on the riverbank at 4 p.m. 

"Historic preservation is 
more than saving old 
buildings..." continued 
Whitehead. "It is a com- 
prehensive program, looking 
at many different factors. 
Many of these factors will be 
described in the lectures Fri- 

"Some people consider 
historic preservation to be an 
issue for the proverbial little 
old lady in tennis shoes'," he 
concluded. "This is far from 
the truth, and I believe Fri- 
day's issues will be in- 
teresting and relevant to 

All events of the Historic 
Preservation Symposium are 
open to the public at no 

The Orgasmics" and their 
rendition of Lay It Down. 
Members of the group were 
Chris Gray, Danny Miles, 
Tommy Moore, and Richie 

The first annual cochon- 
de-lait (pig roast to nor- 
therners) was held Tuesday, 
and included a lot of food 
and a canoe race. 

"It was stroke, stroke, 
stroke and bring it home, 
boys," said first place winner 
Gene "Oogie" Flores of Kap- 
pa Alpha, who teamed up 
with Trum for top honors. 
They posted a time of 1 
minute, 56 seconds, slightly 
ahead of Kappa Sigma's Guy 
Cloutier and Charlie Davis. 

A large crowd assembled 
for the Friday "Blast", or pep 
rally. "The students were 
really fired up when the 
Homecoming court was pre- 
sent," said one student. "It's 
a good looking Court." 

The Cane River Belles 
danceline hung the NLCJ In- 
dian and anticipated the foot- 
ball team's doing the same at 
the game. 

The Homecoming parade 
on Saturday was successful, 
and hundreds of students and 
local residents lined Jeffer- 
son Street to witness the 

Phi Mu took first place, 
while Tri-Sigma was second. 
The BS(J group known as 
"Phi Bubbas" captured third. 

Joe Lusk, a participant on 
KA's "Bar and Grill" float, 
summed it up by saying 
"well, we didn't win, but we 
sure had fun and that's what 
it's all about." 

As for the game, the 
Demons gave Northeast 
competition, but it wasn't 
enough as the Indians cruis- 
ed to a 45-21 win. It didn't 
seem to break the Demon 
Homecoming spirit, though. 

And the end line from 
Homecoming 1985? 

Just wait until next year, 



Oct. 8, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 9 

Pops Concert to draw 
family-oriented crowd 

The annual Pops Concert 
by the Natchitoches- 
Northwestem Symphony Or- 
chestra on Tuesday will offer 
a variety of music from the 
classics to those currently 

The program is family- 
oriented, and begins at 7 
p.m. at the outdoor 
Esplanade Theatre of the 
A. A. Fredericks Center. 
Students and the general 
public are invited at no 

Several hundred people 
are expected to atend the 
concert, which kicks off the 
Symphony's 1985-86 season. 
The conductor will be Dr. J. 
Robert Smith, who has been 
involved with the Symphony 
since 1970. 

This has always been a 

popular concert for people of 
this area," said Smith. "We 
encourage parents to bring 
their children, because 
there's something in our 
musical program for 

Although the show is free, 
a limited number of eight- 
chair tables are being sold in 
advance for $25. Also, fried 
chicken plate dinners will be 
sold for $3.50 per plate. To 
make reservations for either, 
call 352-1780 or 352-2500. 

Featured on the concert 
will be tenor soloist Dale Hig- 
ginbotham, the Natchitoches 
Parish Youth Orchestra, and 
the NSCI Percussion 

Higginbotham will be sing- 
ing love songs such as Falling 
in Love with Love and Before 
the Parade Passes By. 

Up Up and Away 

The Demon cheerleaders stand ready for the football team to run onto the field 
prior to the Homecoming contest on Saturday against rival Northeast. The In- 
dians won, 45-21. Kneeling is alumni Laurie Weaver, Scott Repp, and Mark Col- 
omb. Standing are Brenda Goleman, Debbie Cable, Benny Rankin, Shawn Wy- 
ble, Kay Lane, and Bobby Thompson. 

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No good movies, so you can turn to TV 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

With summer over and 
Christmas several months 
away, we really don't have a 
great choice of movies. And 
in Natchitoches, where the 
primary pastime is movie- 
going, we're really in 

"Pee Wee's Big Adventure" 
starring, of course, Pee Wee 
Herman, is absolutely silly. 
But, in the right frame of 

mind (stoned, perhaps) Pee 
Wee's movie is enjoyable. 

The plot (what plot?) 
follows poor Pee Wee in 
search of his stolen bike. 
Cameo appearances by 
James Brolin of ABC's 
"Hotel" and Morgan Fair- 
child (she's done worse) 
figure into the story. I think. 

It's so silly, that's it's funny. 
Pay special attention to the 
part with Large Marge the 
truck driver... 

Speaking of silly. ..catch 

Vince Lombardi couldn't 
stand to lose. The late coach of 
the Green Bay Packers knew 
that second place might as well 
be last. 

We can apply Lombardi's 
philosophy to economic devel- 
opment. In the competition to 
?ttract new industry and keep 
& a state can't settle for 
seconds. Second place doesn't 
create jobs. No, we must have 
the attitude of winners. Partic- 
ularly with the new high tech- 
nology firms. 

That's why your Louisiana 
Investor-Owned Electric Com- 
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availability and costs are prime 
factors for any company seek- 
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"Volunteers" starring Tom 
Hanks and John Candy... if 

you can find it, that is. 

The movie was promoted 
quite a bit, but seems to have 
disappeared. With a winning 
combination like Hanks and 
Candy, all that is needed is 
good writing. That's all 
"Volunteers" needed. 

Candy plays Tom Tuttle 
from Tacoma, a Peace Corps 
volunteer, and no matter 
what this man says, it's 
hilarious. He is captured in 
Thailand by communists who 
brainwash him against 
"capitalistic vermin. "Hanks 
plays a spoiled rich kid who 
runs away from the United 
States to avoid a gambling 

The movie gets bogged 
down, but it has it's 
moments. And the team, 
especially Candy, is good, as 

While there is certainly a 
deficiency in the movie in- 
dustry, the fall season on 
television has finally cranked 

Come on, CBS. can 
do better than "Charlie & 
Company," the first Cosby 
Clone starring Flip Wilson. 

Why not leave NBC to their 
success with the Cosby Show 
and let Flip go back to play- 
ing Geraldine, his most 
famous character. It's hard to 
watch Wilson without expec- 
ting to hear Geraldine. 
"Charlie & Company," 8 
p.m., Wednesdays, is highly 


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Not so of "The George 
Burns Comedy Week", which 
follows ""Charlie", 8:30 
Wednesdays, and hosted by 
(who else?) George Burns. 

Burns is one of the best 
television hosts short of 
Alfred Hitchcock and Rod 
Serling. And he should be. 
He started with his own show 
(which really starred his late, 
great wife, Grade Allen) in 
the 50's. He also served as 
host on "Wendy and Me" 
another old sit com which 
was supposed to replace the 
"Burns and Allen Show." 

His new effort, however, is 
a little different. He is on the 
camera only to give the 
monologue, and then to tie 
things up at the end. The rest 
of the show will star a dif- 
ferent cast each week. The 
first show was cute. ..but, 
sorry George, I'll be watching 
"Dynasty" on Wednesdays... 

Speaking of "Dynasty ", 
ABC, Wednesdays at 8 p.m., 
we finally found out what 
happens to all those poor 
cast members who were 
sprawled out on the chapel 
floor in Moldavia all summer. 

Luke Fuller, the homosex- 
ual lover of Steven Carr- 
ington, didn't make it. Lady 
Ashley Mitchell, played by 
Ali McGraw also died. 
McGraw had already died 
several times will "acting" on 
the show. She was neither at- 
tractive, seductive nor in 
teresting. See you later. Ali. 

With all the survivors now 
safely back in Denver, 
something else is puzzling 
viwers and haunting 
Alexis. King Galen dead, 
as the revolutionists contend, 
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Dallas Cowboys professional 
football team will have to pay 
for damages they inflicted on 
a dormitory at California 
Lutheran College, where the 
team was staying during its 
pre season practices. 

UNHAPPY with Tuskegee 
Institute's name change to 
Tuskegee University. The 
alumni are collecting 
signatures on a letter deman- 
ding restoration of the 
school's former name 
because, they say, the new 
name will be "detrimental." 
TCI's president, however, says 
the change is meant to reflect 
the complexity of the 
school's programs and 
enhance enrollment. 

BANKS is raging in Bloom- 
ington, Indiana, home of In- 
diana University. The "battle" 
is for the checking accounts 
of l(J students. Banks greeted 
students on the sidewalk with 
clowns, huge tents, and free 
popcorn and Coke. One bank 
expected to open 2,000 new 
accounts in a single week. 

annually on the University of 
North Carolina's student 
radio station, broacasts 
music requested by students 
and dedicated to people they 
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three Oklahoma universities: 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, and OSU. 
The fraternities instituted the 
policies themselves, noting a 
national trend toward dry 
rushes. There's also a 
monetary incentive, as one 
fraternity saved $1,600 by 
dropping alcohol from its an- 
nual rites. 

LESS LIKELY to go to col- 
lege than are white or black 
students, according to a new 
report by the National Coun- 
cil of La Raza. Hispanics 
make up 6.4 percent of the 
U.S. population, but account 
for only 3.9 percent of higher 
education enrollment. The 
report further states that 
almost half of all Hispanics 
leave high school before 

Page 4 


Oct. 8. 1985 

Regents' report sees no transfer problems 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

As stated in its report, the 
Board of Regents found no 
legal, educational or 
economic reasons why Nor- 
thwestern could not be 
transferred from the Board of 
Trustees to the Board of 
Supervisors of LSCI, and 
therefore finds such a 


transfer to be feasible. 

Northwestern, as the 
report points out, has chang- 
ed governance four times in 
its 100 years. "There is, 
therefore," the report reads, 
"a precedent for transfer of 
governance as need or 
reason dictates." 

In the opinions of the 
Regents, "need or reason" 
has arisen in the forms of 
economics, enrollment and 
other statistics which the 
report contains concerning 

Total enrollment by cam- 
pus in Fall 1984 reflected 
that only 58 percent of NSCTs 
enrollment was at the Nat- 
chitoches campus. The other 
42 percent was made up at 
Shreveport, Alexandria, Fort 
Polk and "other." 

Northwestern was ranked 
first in number of parttime 
students at 51.10 percent, 
and first in the ratio of 
students to faculty, at 15.58. 
Another table showed Nor- 
thwestern as having the 
largest area per student, at 
361 square feet per full-time 

According to the report, 
Northwestern plans to use 
51.2 percent of it's 1985-86 
budget on resident instruc- 
tion and related activities, 
"its primary mission." This 
reflects the lowest percen- 
tage that any public institu- 
tion plans to spend on "this 
most important aspect of its 
mission." Despite this pro- 
posal, the Regents found that 
the state is spending more to 
educate a fulltime equivalent 
student at NSCI than at any 
other four-year college. 

Of all public four-year in- 
stitutions in the state, NSCJ is 
the only one with dormitories 


not in use. Where the others 

have every dorm occupied, 
Northwestern is only occupy- 
ing five of 10. 

The report went on to 
point out that its assessment 
of Northwestern's status 
"reveals no apparent institu- 
tional characteristics which 
might result in a 
transfer. ..having an adverse 
effect on any institution or 

Funding for Northwestern 
would not be affected by a 
transfer, the report stated. 
The bulk of NSCTs financial 

Gardner to lead rodeo team 

Steer wrestler and team 
roper Stuart Gardner, a 
junior animal science major 
from Opelousas, has been 
elected president of Nor- 
thwestern's Intercollegiate 
Rodeo Club. 

The club's membership in- 
cludes 28 students who have 
received competition cards 
to compete for Northwestern 
at the 10 rodeos on the 
1985-86 schedule for the 
Southern Region of the Na- 
tional Intercollegiate Rodeo 

Other officers elected 
recently are Kim Blevins, 
vice-president, from 
Melbourne, FL; Ronnie 
Walters, secretary, from 
Coushatta; and Stephanie 
Lafleur, reporter, of 

Other members of the 
NSU Intercollegiate Rodeo 
Club who will be competing 
this year are Pam Campbell, 
Jody Monts de Oca, Wendy 
Moore, Julie Piatt, Kristy 
Ryder, Jana Simmons, Jodee 
Wall, Sharon Vaughn, Brian 

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4* ri u S- 
Oct. 8. 1985 

Fraternities aren 't laughing in Colorado as frat houses go. . . 

U p in smoke 

Three fraternity fires within 
a week at two Colorado cam- 
puses may be the work of ar- 
sonists angered by recent 
reports of widespread sexual 
abuse and misbehavior by 
fraternity members across 
the country. 

"It's clear we have a group 
intent on destroying frater- 
nities in general," said Cliff 
Harvey, fire chief of Boulder, 
on Sept. 24, the day of a fire 
at the Chi Psi house at the 
University of Colorado. 

The fire caused 
$60,000-$80,000 in damage 
to the house. Mo one was 

Someone, Harvey said, "is 
trying to kill fraternity 

In the six days before Chi 
Psi went up in flames, fires 
erupted at two fraternity 
houses at the University of 
Denver, some 30 miles away. 

On Sept. 18, the day of the 
first fire at Denver, a Boulder 
newspaper reprinted an arti- 
cle from Ms. magazine in 
which the author characteriz- 
ed fraternities as "refuges" 
for sexist attitudes that 
spawn gang rapes and other 
forms of sexual misconduct. 

Since the fire, several Col- 
orado fraternity members 
reported receiving 
anonymous calls from a male 
who asked whether they had 
heard about the Denver fires 
and warned, "You're next." 

Several fraternities also 
have received cards saying 
"Offense noted" from so- 
meone purporting to repre- 
sent a "Committee to Protect 
the Status of Women." 

Fire officials are taking the 
threats seriously. 

"I have a feeling (the 

perpetrator) is not a profes- 
sional arsonist," said Larry 
Varney of the Denver Fire 

Adds Harvey, "maybe so- 
meone's trying to get even 
with fraternities." 

If the fires were set by peo- 
ple motivated by the 
magazine article or a Phil 
Donahue show aired Sept. 13 
that explored criticisms of 
sexual misconducts at frater- 
nities, it would represent an 
alarming escalation of anti- 
fraternity activity. 

Last school year, women's 
groups organized anti- 
fraternity protests and mar- 
ches and Brown University 
and at the University of 

There were arson-caused 
fires within the past year at 
Indiana University and 
University of Illinois frater- 
nities. Investigators, 
however, do not believe the 
incidents involved anti- 
fraternity sentiments. 

In early September, 50 

people attacked two Arizona 
State fraternity houses, 
breaking several windows 
and causing minor injuries to 
members following a fight 
started in a local bar. 

If the Colorado fires were 
started by someone critical of 
fraternities, they should be 


frustrating... there's a fun- 
damental lack of 
understanding of what 
fraternities are about. " 

called terrorist acts, said 
Robert Marchesani of the Na- 
tional Interfraternity 

"It's frustrating because 
there's a fundamental lack of 
understanding of what frater- 
nities are about," Marchesani 
said. "For every fraternity 
that does things we agree are 
abhorrent, there are several 
others that contribute to a 
university community in 
positive ways." 

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Meanwhile, members of 
the three DU and UC frater- 
nities are temporarily 
homeless. Total damage is 
estimated at $500,000. 

Fraternity members at 
those schools say they are liv- 
ing in fear. They may 
establish all-night security 
patrols, while some members 
are considering arming 

"Ever since the first house 
(at DU) was torched, we've 
been talking about it," 
reports Robertr Bagdasarian, 
a Chi Psi at Colorado. "But 
you never think it's going to 
happen to you." 

"The whole campus is in a 
panic," says Alex Payne of 

Sigma Nu at UC. 

"It's kind of scary that 
somebody might be doing 
something like this." 

End Today! 

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Oct. 8. 1985 
Vol. 74. No. 9 

S pikin g it 

Despite a winning record, 
team 'not playing well 

We've got spirit 

Members of Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority ride their float through the 
Homecoming parade on Saturday. Phi Mu won the competition, and Tri-Sigma 
came in second. "Phi Bubba" was third. 

SGA 'headed in right direction' 

The Student Government 
Association is looking to 
move ahead in a positive 
direction, according to new- 
ly elected senators sworn in 
at the September 30 
meeting. Those sworn in 
were: Pat Boudreaux, Ashlie 
Cox, Johnny Cox, Kevin 
Greenhouse, Dru LaBorde, 
Chris Maggio, Richie Trum, 
and Charlotte Zumwalt. 

Sophomore senator Richie 
Trum says. "The students 
stjould take advantage of the 
services the SGA offers. 

We're all working for the 
same thing. We need to work 
together in order to see goals 
accomplished." Trum added 
that he is looking forward to 
a year of hard work to im- 
prove both NSU and the 

Jerome Cox, commis- 
sioner of elections, announc- 
ed that State Fair Court and 
Mr. & Miss NSU elections will 
be held Wednesday, October 
9. Cox said he is looking for- 
ward to another good voter 
turnout and encouraged 
everyone to help publicize 
the elections. 

Tim Jacobs, treasurer, 
presented the budgets for 
KNWD and Drama and asked 
the senate's approval. Motion 

Leah Sherman, director of 
student life, announced 
Theta Chi Fraternity the win- 
ners of the blood drive com- 
petition, for the highest 
percentage of donors. 

Shawn Wyble, president, 
reported that the Trust Fund 
committee is in the process 
of attaining a Federal ID 
number. He added the 
money will stay in the NSG 
account until the number is 
received, as it takes a while. 

Sylvester Roque suggested 
that the senators start work 
on a bill to help the 

Shreveport campus with 
Library problems. Amy 
Viator explained that the 
library closes at 4:30 and 
students are in clinical until 

"I feel that we are not play- 
ing very good volleyball 
now," admitted Linda Jones, 
women's volleyball coach. 
"They're just going through 
the motions, and have no 
spirit before a match. We're 
not playing aggressive ball 
and we're not attacking." 

Despite an 11-7 start 
overall and a 1-2 mark in Gulf 
Star Conference competi- 
tion, Jones is still seeking im- 
provement from her squad. 

With players on scholar- 
ship for the first time in the 
Lady Demon's three year old 
program, Jones says she ex- 
pects improved play and an 
improved record. 

"Most of our victories are 
against first year programs," 
she continued. "We've pulled 
out some good wins, but it's 
disapppointing losing to 
teams you know you should 
beat. It's frustrating." 

The Lady Demons must 

face Sam Houston State and 
Southwest Texas State 
before the conference tour- 
nament in Thibodaux, 
November 1 1-12. 

The Lady Demons travel to 
McNeese State October 8 
and Southwest Texas State 
October 1 1. They will return 
home for five matches 
against LA Tech October 15, 
Southern University October 
17, Sam Houston October 
21, Northeast October 23, 
and McNeese October 29. 

"We're better than last 
year, but we should be," 
Jones said, referring to the 
fact that scholarships are now 
offered for the first time. 

"I'm disappointed because 
when pre-season practice 
started, 1 expected so much 
more from them," she con- 
cluded. "I'm not totally pleas- 
ed, but hopefully this month 
we'll improve and show more 
intensity and enthusiasm." 



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vote for one 

Mr. NSU candidates 

James Frazier 

Tim Jacobs 

Chris Maggio 

Roy Roach Chuck Shaw 

All studei 
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Susan Arthur 

Tri-Sigma president, secretarv 

public relations chairman 
Phi Kappa Phi 
Alpha Lambda Delta 
Sigma Delta Chi secretary 
PRSSA National Liaison 
Young Democrats 
NSU Entertainers 
Baseball Team Batgirl 
Kappa Sigma Starduster 
SGA Supreme Court 
Homecoming Queen 1984 
State Fair Queen 1983 
Student Trust Fund Council 
Senior Journalism Award 
-Student Ambassadors 

Mary Ann Bishop 

Cane River Belles Captain 
Porn Pont Line Co-Captain 
Pan-Hellenic Secretary 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Secretary 
Ivy Pledge Line 

James Frazier 

Omega Psi Phi secretary 
Student Ambassadors 

ROTC 2nd Lieutenant, color guard. 

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Phi Epsilon Kappa 
SGA senatorat- large 

IFC Judiciary Board 
Black Knights Drill Team 
National Dean's List 

Judi Humphrey 

Woman's Club of Gonzales 
Sigma Kappa 1st vice president. 

treasurer, ritual chairperson. 

pledge class president 
Kappa Omicron Phi 1st vice prt 
SAB 1st vice-president. Lagn appe 

Purple Jackets treasurer. com- 
munity service chairperson 
LA Home Ec. Assoc, Sec./Tre is. 
American Home Economics A >soc 

Tim Jacobs 

SLAE president 

Pi Omega Pi president 

SGA treasurer, election boarf 

Student Ambassadors 

Young Democrats 

Curriculum Review Council 

Teacher Education Council 

cheerleader Governing Board 

Purple Jackets Beau 

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S<\B's SGA rep., Concert Committee 

Donna Jo Kelly 

SGA sophomore, junior, and senior 
senator, housing committee 
chairman, liason to athletic dept. 

SAB Concert Committee 

Student Ambassadors charter 

Tri-Sigma vice-president, rush 

director, intramural chairman 
Special Olympics 

Who's Who Among Students in 
American Colleges and 

Chris Maggio 

Catherine Winters Memorial Award 
Blue Key 

Cross Country team captain 
Holy Cross Catholic Church 


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Louisiana Association of Health, 

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Phi Eta Sigma secretary, treasurer 
Phi Kappa Phi 
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Student Ambassadors 

SGA senator-ar-large. senior senator 


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SAB representative, hospitality and 
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Lagniappe committee. SGA 

Equine Club president, horse show 

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Theta Chi Daughter of Crossed 
Swords, sweetheart 

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Natchitoches Clean-Op Days 
Student Trust Fund Council 

Roy Roach 

Tau Kappa Epsilon little sisters 

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PRSSA Vice-President 

Kappa Alpha Treasurer. 

SAB Lagniappe Committee 
Current Sauce staff writer 
Student Ambassadors 

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Purple Jackets President 

Sigma Kappa President, Second 
Vice-President. Scholarship 
Chairman. Senior Panhellenic, 
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SGA Senator-at-Large 

SAB Secretary. SGA representative, 
Lagniappe Committee. PR 
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Student Trust Fund Council 


Dean's List for 3.0 

F«"=hman Panhellenic Award 

Amy Whitford 

Cane River Belles co-captain 

NSU Concert Choir 

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Tri-Sigma social chairman 

Kappa Sigma Starduster 

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Tuesday marks end 
of yearbook photos 


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Tuesday is the final day for 
individual pictures to be 
taken for the 1986 edition of 
the Potpourri. 

According to Pat Wyatt, 
editor, approximately 700 
students and faculty 
members had taken pictures 
by Monday afternoon. 

"While this figure is en- 
couraging, it still is not what 
we had hoped for," said 
Wyatt. "But I think Tuesday 
will be a good day, with a lot 
of latecomers taking pic- 

The first deadline for the 
1986 book is "within two 
weeks" said sports editor Jeff 
Thompson. "We (the staff) 
have a lot of work to do 
before then." 

Organization pictures were 
taken last week, and Craig 
Scott, academics editor, said 
that attendance "was really 
good. The first day was a lit- 
tle discouraging, but we 
rescheduled a lot of them for 

"I guess that a lot of peo- 
ple forgot about Monday pic- 
tures, since the Current Sauce 
didn't come out until Tues- 
day," said John Ramsey, 
greek editor. 

"Luckily, most groups 

eventually took pictures." 

The staff also feels that the 
change of location for gp. up 
pictures may have cause ' 
some confusion. 

"We're trying to add varie- 
ty to the pictures," said 
Wyatt. "We do not want our 
group pictures in the Union 
Ballroom, where they looked 
so bleak. The lighting wasn't 
very good, either." 

Ramsey felt that some 
Greeks may not have taken 
individual pictures yet 
because they think the 1986 
book will contain individual 
shots in the Greek section. 

"As a staff, we decided 
against it for several reasons. 
We want better overall 
coverage for the Greeks, and 
since mug shots take up so 
much space, we eliminated 

"The modern yearbook 
trend is to do away with them 
in favor of action shots," he 
said. "In addition to all of 
this, attendance was not 
good last year and the 
photographers did not want 
to do them again." 

Students may take pic- 
tures in Union 240 until 3:30 
p.m. Tuesday. 




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Oct. 8. 1985 
Vol. 74. No. 9 


NLCI lights up the scoreboard against NSU 

'Coming Home' painful for Demons 

John Ramsey 


There is one bad thing 
about the Demons' winning 
season in 1984. 

It's making every opponent 
try harder to beat Nor- 
thwestern this season. 
gain a little revenge. 

And it's revenge they're 
getting. The Demons drop- 
ped to 1-4 on Saturday night 
with a 45-21 loss to the 
powerful Northeast Louisiana 
Indians in Turpin Stadium. 

It was a poor game all 
around for NSG. 

It was the Northwestern 
Homecoming contest. It was 
on television. ..and live, at 
that. It was NLCJ's first-ever 
win in Turpin Stadium. It was 

N LCI 21 3 7 14--45 
NSU 7 7 7 0--21 

NLCI • Mitchell 39 pass from 

Brister (Garcia kick) 

NSU • Stephens 80 run (Hodnett 


NLCI - Wooten 2 run (Garcia kick) 

NLCI • Jones 10 pass from Brister 

(Garcia kick) 

NLCI • FG Garcia 23 

NSCI - Turner 23 pass from 

Fabrizio (Hodnett kick) 

NLCI - Wooten 2 run (Garcia kick) 

NSCI - Graham 2 run (Hodnett 


NLCI • Harris 1 run (Garcia kick) 
NLCI - Wooten 1 run (Garcia kick) 
A - / 1.710 

the Demons' first loss to NLCI 
in three years, and it assured 
the Demons of missing the 
IAA playoffs in 1985, even if 
they should rebound to take 
the Gulf Star title. 

Northeast's Bubby Brister 
quarterbacked the Indians to 
a 21-7 lead in the first 
quarter, one which Nor- 
thwestern could never get 
within ten points of. Near the 
end of the game, NLCI stret- 
ched their margin, marking it 
the worst loss in Sam Good- 
win's two-and-a-half year 
tenure at Northwestern. 

The previous "worst" for 
Goodwin was earlier this 
season, when the Demons 
were clobbered by North 
Texas State, 34-14. 

Brister was a phenomenal 
22 of 27 for 335 yards and 
two touchdowns. He rattled 
off nine consecutive comple- 
tions in the second half to tie 
the NLCI school record. His 
favorite target for the even- 
ing was Chris Jones. Brister 
and Jones teamed up for 2 1 4 

Northeast racked up 529 
yards in total offense, com- 
pared to 344 yards for Nor- 
thwestern. The NLCI mark 
was their sixth best in history. 

"They whipped us. They 
hurt us every way," sum- 
marized Goodwin after the 
game. "The Jones kid is 
phenomenal and Brister did 
what he had to do." 

The Turpin Stadium crowd 
of 11,710, the best of the 
season and one of the ten 
best since the stadium was 
rededicated in 1976, saw 
NLCI strike first, on their 
opening possession, when 
Benny Mitchell caught a 
39-yarder from Brister early 
in the game. 

The Demons responded on 
the next play when 
sophomore tailback John 
Stephens took the ball at the 
Demon 20, made a few dazzl- 
ing moves, and put it into 
warp drive to race 80 yards 
past the dazed Indians to 
make it a 7-7 ballgame. 

Brister got cranked again 
on Northeast's next posses- 
sion, which was capped by a 
Mike Wooten two-yard run, 
his first touchdown of three 
to be scored during the even- 
ing. That tied an NLCI record. 

Late in the first quarter, a 
misfired punting attempt 
gave the Indians the ball at 
the NSCI 10. One play was all 

it took, as Brister sent the 
ball to the airwaves to Jones. 
Touchdown, and Northeast 
led 21-7. 

Teddy Garcia kicked a 
23-yarder for NLCI to put the 
Indians up 24-7 in the second 
quarter. Near the end of the 
period, injured Demon 
quarterback Rob Fabrizio 
replaced Wayne Van and ex- 
ecuted the NSG quick of- 
fense. It worked, as Odessa 
Turner grabbed a 23-yard 

pass in the end zone to nar- 
row the gap to 24-14 at 

Wooten scored again in 
the third period to widen the 
gap again, but the Demons 
closed near the end of third 
quarter when Frank Graham 
closed a NSG drive with a 
1-yard plunge across the 
stripe. The Indians then led, 

That was all she wrote for 
NSCI, however. 

Northeast scored two more 
touchdowns, both one-yard 
runs as the Indians played 
with the Demon defense dur- 
ing the final period. 

Northwestern gets a break 
this weekend to prepare for 
their Gulf Star opener at Sam 
Houston State next weekend, 
while Northeast must trek to 
Beaumont to take on 
Southland Conference- 
surprise Lamar. 


LA Tech 33, North Texas 8 

The Bulldogs abused the 
Mean Green in Denton and 
ran their record to 4-1. NSCI 
meets Tech in Shreveport in 
three weeks. 

Florida 20, LSU 

A mild shocker in Baton 
Rouge as the eighth-ranked 
Tigers are shut out by the 
"we wrote the book on NCAA 
probation" Gators. 

Tenn-Chatt 27, SLU 7 

Northwestern is one better 
than Southeastern, whose 
0-5 start is the Gulf Star Con- 
ference's worst this season. 
The Lions turned it over six 

So. Miss 38, USL 16 

The Cajuns didn't do as 
well against the Golden 

Eagles in Hattiesburg as the 
Demons did. USL is now 2-4 
on the season, while GSM is 

Abilene Chr. 22, SFA 21 

ACG knocked Stephen F. 
Austin out of the ranks of the 
unbeaten with a slim win. 
SFA is now 3-1 on the year. 

Nicholls 39, Bishop 12 

The Colonels have to be 
the Gulf Star favorites now 
after barely losing to Nor- 
theast last week. Nicholls re- 
bounds to clobber BC in 

SW Texas 48, Cent. FL 12 

The Bobcats partially 
redeemed themselves for a 
horrible 0-4 start to clobber 

the CFG squad. SWT was ex- 
pected to challenge in the 
GSC race this year. 

Indiana 26, N'western 7 

Ain't the year for Nor- 
thwestern teams, is it? The 
Mildcats scored at the end of 
the game to save themselves 
from a shutout to IG. 

Grambling 27, P. View 7 

Eddie Robinson did it, as 
the IAA second-ranked 
Tigers clobbered hapless 
Prairie View in the Cotton 

Wilkes 21, Susquehanna 9 

SusqueHaHa couldn't win 
their first game as Wilkes 
College scored a 21-9 win. 

Not again! 

A Northeast runner 
picks up several yards 
against a surprisingly 
porous Demon defense in 
last week's 45-21 NLCI 
rout of Northwestern. 

The Demons now take a 
week off to prepare for 
their Gulf Star opener 
against Sam Houston 
State, to be followed by 
their annual clash with 
Louisiana Tech at the 
State Fair Classic. 

Oct. 8, 1985 


Page 13 

Golf, Rook, UNO, Yahtzee also held 


Rain stops, flag football season goes 

The intramural flag foot 
ball season got off to a wet 
start Monday with games 
cancelled due to rain, but a 
dry Tuesday brought in the 
season openers. 

The only result from the 
sorority division was Sigma 
Sigma Sigma's 24-6 win over 
Sigma Kappa. 

The fraternity division saw 
a full week of action. Kappa 
Sigma Red (no. 1 ) started out 
2 with a 64-0 bombing of 
TKE no. 2. Combined with an 
forfeit by Omega Psi Phi, the 
Sigs stand at 2-0 heading in- 
to this week's action. 

It's wasn't all good for Kap- 
pa Sigma, however, as Kap- 
pa Alpha's first team shut out 
an outmanned Kappa Sigma 
Green squad, 26-0, to open 
the season with a win. Sig 
Tau is now 1-0 after defeating 
Theta Chi in a close one, 

The Omega Psi Phi's re- 
bounded from their forfeit to 
Kappa Sigma Red to beat 
Tau Kappa Epsilon's first 
team, 27-13, but the Tekes 
moved to 1-1 with a forfeit 
win over KA's second team. 

Independent division ac- 
tion saw a host of forfeits, 

and only one game was ac- 
tually played. In it, the 
Slaughterhouse Gang beat 
back the Bayou Express, 

Yang II won by forfeit over 
the Bruise Brothers, Yang 1 
forfeited to the Rapides 
Raiders, and the Budmen 
won via forfeit by the 

At the golf tournament at 
the Rec Complex last week, 
independent Jerry Martinez 
and Camille Hawthorne of 

G.A.S. took top individual 
honors. KA's Kendall Acosta 
and Roy Roach of TKE took 
second and third, respective- 
ly in the men's division. 
Ginger Craig of Pop Tops was 
second place for the women. 

The Rook, LINO, and 
Yahtzee tournaments were 
held last week. Winners 

lst...Kratz and Smith. Theta Chi 

2nd. ..Anderson and Snelling, 


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Rodeo officers 

Stuart Gardner, Stephanie Lafleur, Kim Blevins, and 
Ronnie Walters have been elected as officers of the 
NSCI Intercollegiate Rodeo Club. Members of the club 
will compete for NSU at the ten rodeos on the 1985-86 
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2nd...Gunter/White. Sigma Kappa 
3rd...Box/Darden. G.A.S./Phi Mu 

Other than continuing flag 
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Oct. 8, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 9 

What could we possibly do without TV? 

Television was introduced 
to the average American 
home in the I950's, and our 
nation's lifestyle immediate- 
ly was changed by this new, 
"space-age'' instrument. 

Some thirty years later, TV 
is bigger than ever, but it now 
dominates our life on too 
many occasions. 

Take the way we dress, for 
example. Many people are 
quick to imitate the tube. 

For instance, if I see 
another person dressed in 

full Miami Vice "battle 
uniform" (t-shirt and blazer) 
I'll be sick. It's gotten so bad 
that school systems around 
the country are banning the 
Miami Vice look. 

But the TV show isn't doin' 
too bad, I must say. 

As for America's favorite 
soap Dallas, I don't, and 
never did, give a damn about 
who shot J.R. 

Unfortunately, the rest of 
the country did. Lorimar and 
CBS made millions off J.R. 

books, hats, shirts, etc. 
Geez. We could run Nor- 

thwestern for several years 
on all that money. At least 
they didn't have a "who ran 
over Bobby Ewing" 

About a decade ago (l feel 
old all of a sudden) Charlie's 
Angels' Farrah Fawcett- 
Majors changed the 
style... literally. ..of American 
hairdo's. But we didn't stop 
with the hair. One year, we 
imitated TV so much that the 
biggest jumpers on the "most 
used baby names" were Far- 
rah and Kunta (as in Kunta 
Kinte of Roots fame). 

Folks, I have trouble see- 
ing "Grandma Farrah" sixty 
years from now. 

Now it's my turn for pet peeves 

What are you peeved 
about? The going thing today 
seems to be pet peeves. 
Everyone is peeved about 
one thing or another. So why 
should I be different. 

One of the things that real- 
ly turns my stomach is the 
PFM Food Service. Not ac- 
tually the "service" part (the 
people are very nice...) but 
the policies and the things 
they get away with. 

For starters, what is this 
closing at 6 p.m.? I'm sure! If 
you're like me, I had just 
finished my lunch at l :30 or 

2:00 and I didn't feel like or 
have time to eat before 6:00. 
Could you see McDonald's 

or Bonanza closing at 6:00? 
If they did a few times, they'd 
be closed all right. 

I believe a little food ser- 
vice competition would take 

care of this. Also, I think it 
would be in the best interest 
of the students. 

The second thing that ir- 
ritates me is PFM closing on 
weekends. Do they think 
students only eat during the 
week? Looks like another 
good reason for competition 
to me! 

Another minor detail that 
crawls my skin is where the 
PFM trucks are parked. 
Anyone that has walked 
down the concrete stairs 
from the science building to 
Kyser knows what I'm talking 

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about. When I come cruising 
down the slanted part of the 
stairs at 9:05 for my 9:00 
class, there is something 
about having to go around 
these big vans that upsets my 

I don't understand. Are 
they priveleged or 
something? That is a no 
parking zone in front of the 
stairs, right? And besides 
this, they don't even have a 
parking sticker! 

Where's University Police 
when you need em? Write 
'em a ticket! Immobilize 
them! Oh, no! Don't get me 
started on that story! Maybe 
next week... 

Rodeo — 

continued from 
page 4 

John Hoare, Poncho Man- 
zanares, Marc Mikel, John 
Morgan, Tal Morgan, Myles 
Parker, Mark Picard, Joey 
Roberts, Greg Truex and 
Dale Vaughn. 

For more information 
about the rodeo program, 
call 357-5912 

The Last Day 
for Yearbook 
pictures is 

The photographer 
is on duty until 
3:30 p.m. 
in Union 240 

About the same time, 
Mork from Ork landed in 
American living rooms and 
with it came a boom in 
rainbow-colored suspender 
sales. Bad, right? 

Not the worst part, 
however. Millions of us 
began saying Nanoo Nanoo 
or Shazbat! every other 

Thank goodness it didn't 

If that wasn't enough, the 
mid-seventies were also in- 
filtrated by Fonzie and Gang 
from Happy Days, which 
sparked new interest among 
the children of the '50's. 

And kids everywhere said 
Aaaaaaaaay! and did the 
thumbs-up sign that goes 
along with it. 

What's going on? I have 
trouble imagining people in 
the 1950's dressing like Opie 
or the Beaver to go to school, 
or paying large amounts of 
money for the newest 
fad. ..Aunt Bea hairstyles? 

Or how about an entire na- 
tion coming to arms over 
something that happened to 
Uncle Charlie or Hazel. 

Can't see it. 

Yes, it's no joke when you 
say TV changed a lot from it's 
commercial inception 
through the seventies. Lucky 
for us, though, some things 
are changing back again. 

In the last decade, ABC-TV 
took it's "boobs and 
buns'Vsituation comedy for- 
mat to the top with Charlie's 
Angels, The Love Boat and 
Three's Company. But now 
NBC has led the all-network 
drive back to quality. ..or at 
least the best that TV has to 
offer these days. 

I will take Hill Street Blues 
or Cheers over Good Times 
any day. Sixty Minutes, The 
Cosby Show and 20/20 
(even with Geraldo Rivera) 
are heads and tails above the 
Bosom Buddies-type airhead 
shows that used to be on TV. 

I rarely watch television, 
but I'm really glad there is 
finally something worth 

Now if they would just get 
rid of The Love Boat... 

John Ramsey is a junior 
public relations major 
from Baton Rouge who 
worked (painfully) at a 
last-place NBC affiliate 
for two summers. 


Oct. 8, 1985 
Vol. 74, Mo. 9 



by Berke Breathed 

Building signs good 

One of the editorial board's main complaints in 
recent years has been the lack of identification of 
NSCJ buildings. 

Lo and behold, someone has taken care of this, 

The new black and white signs are very visible, 
and are already on most campus buildings. There 
are some more areas that need "identifying," 

How about Turpin Stadium or Greek Hill, 
perhaps? Or maybe another sign on Rapides and 
Sabine (near Sam Sibley Drive) would help cam- 
pus visitors. 

Don't get us wrong. We like the signs, and they're 
a definite improvement over the old ones. 

And a few more in key locations could do 

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Dear Editor 

I was shocked to read in 
the Current Sauce of Sept. 1 7 
that poor Jeff Thompson was 
on the verge of starvation! 
(see "Starving students in 
Natchitoches") Why I would 
have thought that after his 
column of Sept. 10 
("Americans should stay out 
of South Africa") his foot 

would be so far down his 
throat he would not have to 
worry about nutritional needs 
for quite some time. 

Perhaps if his weight loss 
persists, despite his daily ra- 
tion of hoof, he should con- 
sult a doctor. It might be a 

Leslie Anne Gregory 
Junior, Natchitoches 

Writer tired of endless preaching 

Dear Editor 

I, for one, am tired of being 
lectured to because of the 
lack of student interest and 
participation in University or 
club-sponsored events here 
at NSCJ, and therefore, take it 
upon myself to champion the 
cause (or lack thereof) of all 
us unpatriotic, apathetic, and 
less-than-inspired ostriches. 

First of all, let me address 
the whining please for par- 
ticipation that the SGA, Cur- 
rent Sauce, and other 
organizations send out like 
sermonettes, preaching the 
paths of participation and 
shouting for the salvations of 
our souls through school 
spirit. Finally, I'm pretty an- 
noyed by the obnoxious at- 
titude these school- 
sponsored organizations 
possess; remember, "school- 
sponsored" really means 

The fact that so few people 
are involved in these 
organizations raises the ques- 
tion of why the vast majority 
of us non-participating lugs 
are forced to pay outrageous 
sums of money at registra- 
tion so that a few busy-bodies 
can scratch their collective it- 
ches. From my observations, 
the same group of students 
involved in one particular 
club are usually the ones in- 
volved in the other clubs and 

club activities. 

This small minority of "go- 
getters" are getting their 
glory at the costly expense of 
students like me who must 
take out loans to pay for the 
already absurd cost of educa- 
tion. The fact that we "get" to 
read student publications is a 
case of removing the straw 
that has already broken the 
camera's back. 1 know what 
you're saying: if footing the 
bill for SGA (and other 
organizations) bothers the 
majority of students, why 
don't they take a stand, or 
make a statement? 

Well, perhaps the fact that 
we've stayed away from 
voting booths in droves dur- 
ing elections or refused to 
floor editors with letters is 
statement enough: we simp- 
ly don't care about the 
politics of college's social- 
climbing activities. 

Most students are here for 
one of three reasons - to get 
away from home, to par- 
ticipate in sports, and to get 
an education. Although I'm 
glad when the Demons win 
ball games. I'm not joining 
myself to a cause just 
because I enrolled at NSCJ. I 
signed up to get a degree, not 
a portfolio of college extra- 
curricular activities. 

College students should 
have learned years ago that 

petition-passing and protest 
marching doesn't do 
anything but keep us oc- 
cupied while administration 
does exactly what it always 
intended to do in the first 

I realize that these various 
organizations have their 
value; I was the sports editor 
(and briefly, editor) of the 
LSCI-A campus newspaper 
for two years, and the lack of 
student involvement was pre- 
sent there, too. The Current 

Sauce is a good publication, 
and I intend to submit 
material for Argus (another 
worthy publication), but only 
because I desire to do so, not 
because I feel obligated or 

Stated simply, people have 
different interests and 
because my interests don't 
coincide with yours gives you 
no right to scold me 

Eddie Thompson 

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Theresa Gulllory 
Cammy McClary 
Chuck Shaw 
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Dennis Wilson 


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The Current .Sauce is published 
weekly during the fall and spring 
semesters, by students of Nor- 
thwestern State University of 
Louisiana. It is not associated 
with any of the University's col- 
leges or departments, and is 
financed independently. 

Current Sauce business and 
editorial offices are located at 
Kyser Hail 225A (tel. 
318-357-5456). The production 
office is at Kyser 225C, and the 
typesetting office is Kyser 225H 

The mailing address for the 
Current Sauce is P.O. Box 5306. 
University Station. Natchitoches. 
LA 71497. 

Current Sauce subscription 
rates are $ ! 1 per academic year 
or $6 per semester. The paper is 
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Oct. 8, 1985 

The Forestry and Wil life Conservation 

Club has picked up this semester where it left off 
last semester, according to group members, who 
say when not protecting the creatures of the world 
from humans, their favorite activity is "ingesting 
pink crustaceans and massive guantities of 

The club is not for wildlife majors only. If you'd 
like to join FWCC's antics, call Ed Trahan at 
352-9889 or contact Dr. Arthur Allen in Bienvenu 
(Biology Bldg.) Hall. 

The SAB video All of Me will be held Wednes- 
day night at 7:30 p.m. in Union Station. Students 
will be admitted with !D. 

Le Cercle Francais, the campus French club, 
will meet in 5 p.m. in Gnion 240. All interested 
students are welcome. 

Lesa Hatley is the 198L> incipient of the B. 
Hillman Bailey Broadcasiing Scholarship, worth 
$300 per academic year. Hatley is an employee of 
KNOC-AM and KDBH-FM, and has served for the 
past five months as an area news correspondent 
for the Alexandria Daily Town Talk newspaper. 

Intramural flag football will be held on the in- 
tramural fields on Monday through Thursday. 

The Trivial Pursuit competition is scheduled 
for Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Gnion Station. 

A Study Skills presentation of "Making It 
Through Midterms will be held in the Basic 
Studies Building room 208. 

The one-man show "Crabbing with Paul 
Sauguin" os set for 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. Fredericks Center. 
Students are invited. 



Oct. 1, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 8 

An exhibit of ceramic forms created by Ty 
Brunson and Robert Redell of Ruston is on display 
through October 1 1 in the Orville Hanchey Gallery 
of the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

The ceramic forms may be displayed between 
1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appoint- 
ment with Dr. Bill Bryant at 357-4544. 

Dr. George Weeks of the Gniversity's 
chemistry faculty spent the summer of 1985 con- 
ducting research in organic chemistry at the Oak 
Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. His 
research was sponsored by the G.S. Department 
of Energy. 

Weeks was among 67 faculty members from 49 
colleges and universities selected for the honor. 

Dale Higginbotham, an acclaimed opera, 
oratorio, and musical comedy performer, will be 
the tenor soloist for the Gniversity's pops con- 
cert scheduled for Tuesday at the A. A. 
Fredericks Center's Esplanade Theatre. 

The Natchitoches artist is scheduled to sing 
three songs at the conce t. For more information, 
call 357-4544. 

Friday's 9 a.m. classes are cancelled because 
of the Distinguished Lecture Series' presentation 
of "Historical Preservation." 

The Last Lecture series will conclude Wednes- 
day at noon in Gnion 240. All students are invited, 
and are encouraged to bring their lunch. 

There will be no Current Sauce next week. It 
will return, however, for State Fair on Oct. 22. 

Argus, the NSG literary magazine, is asking for 
student contributions for the 1 986 edition. The fall 
contest deadline is October 31. Categories are 
black and white photos, high contrast drawings, 
short stories, poetry, personal essays, and 

For more information, call 357-5651 or visit the 
office at Kyser Hall 316A. 

The River City Festivals Association of Baton 
Rouge is sponsoring their tenth annual Fall 
Crafts Festival on October 12-13 on North 
Boulevard in the capital city. The festival features 
arts and crafts, a variety of music, and delicious 
food and drinks. 

Further information may be obtained from the 
Association at (504) 344-3328. 

The American College Poets Anthology is spon- 
soring a poetry contest for the fall semester. 
Contest rules and regulations are available from 
International Publications at P.O. Box 44044-L, 
Los Angeles, CA 90044. 


Last year's hit song We Are the World has spawn- 
ed a national collegiate group to fight famine in 
Africa. The project is titled "So Let's Start Giv- 
ing: The National Student Campaign Against 
Hunger." and is being sponsored at colleges and 
universities across the nation. 

If you or your group would like to organize fun- 
draisers, sponsor educational events, or plan com- 
munity projects to attack hunger at home, write 
to the office at 37 Temple Place, Boston, MA 
02111 or call (617) 423-4644. 

The search is on for the 1986 English Leather 

Musk Man at colleges across the country. If you 
feel that you or anyone at Northwestern may 
gualify, write for more information: NSG P.O. Box 

J. Bruce Hildebrand, a 1976 NSG graduate, has 
been promoted to the position of senior manager 
with the Shreveport office of Peat Marwick, the in- 
ternational public accounting firm. Hildebrand 
joined the company in 1979. 

The Historic Preservation Symposium will 
be held as part of the Distinguised Lecture Series 
on Oct. 11 on campus. 

The Lady Demon volleyball team will travel to 
Lake Charles to battle McNeese State on Tuesday 
at 7 p.m. The team will play at Southwest Texas 
State in a GSC game on Friday. 

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October 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 

Step right u p! 

Students prepare for 49th annual trek to Shreveport for State Fair 

Wrecking Tech 

Northwestern took it Tech (25-21) in 1979, and haven't done it since. The 
Demons get another chance at the 'Dogs from Ruston on Saturday when they 
meet for the 73rd time. 

Monica Lee has been 
selected by the student body 
to serve as the University's 
queen for the 49th State Fair 
Classic between rivals Loui- 
siana Tech and NSG. 

She will reign over a full 
week of activities this week 
which will lead up to Satur- 
day's 7 p.m. kickoff in the 
40,000-seat Independence 
Stadium. This will be the 
73rd football game between 
the two schools. 

The court, along with their 
counterparts from Tech, will 
be presented at 6:30 p.m. at 
the stadium, which is located 
on 1-20 at Jewella Road in 

The eight members of the 
court this year are LaDonna 
Banks, Mary Ann Bishop, 
Christy Dickey, Rhonda 
Leydecker, Annette Marler, 
Cindy McAbee, Teressa 
Thomas, and SuSu 

Lee is a sophomore 
elementary education major 
from Ringgold, and is a 
graduate of Riverdale 
Academy in Coushatta. She 
is a member of the defending 
Gulf Star champions Lady 

Demon basketball team and 
Sigma Sigma Sigma social 
sorority. She also maintains 
a 3.51 grade point average. 

State Fair Classic activities 
are again being coordinated 

see page 8 for 
complete schedule 

by the Student Government 
Association. Chairman for 
this year's festivities is Em 

Tickets to the football 
game are now on sale to NSCI 
students at the Athletic Field 
House ticket office for $5. 
There is a limit of two per ID. 

Events on campus this 
week include a mixer at the 
Student Body, the SGA flag 
football game with the Tech 
SGA, several pep rallies, the 
State Fair supper, and the 
"Burning of the Bulldog" 
bonfire, set for the Iber- 
ville/Rapides parking lot. 

Rally in the Alley, an after- 
noon of parties and pep 
rallies for students of the two 
universities, will begin at 12 
p.m. Saturday in Shreve 
Square in downtown 

Southeastern may drop football, officials say 

John Ramsey 


The Gulf Star Conference 
football race may be a little 
less of a race next season, as 
Southeastern Louisiana 
University is expected to an- 
nounce early in November 
'hat its football program will 
be dropped. 

This will leave the GSC 
with five members: Nor- 
thwestern, Nicholls State, 
Stephen F. Austin, Sam 
Houston, and Southwest 
Texas State. 

A faculty committee has 
°een formed at the universi- 
ty to study Southeastern's 
bu <Jgetary woes, and this 
c °rnmittee will address the 
athletic issue. They must 
[eport to SLU president Dr. J. 
Larry Crain by November 1. 

The Baton Rouge Morning 
^doocate quoted head coach 
Us car Lofton as saying that 

amid rumors of the loss of 
the football program, he ask- 
ed a university vice-president 
to make a positive statement 
for recruitment. 

"I will not make any 
statements regarding foot- 
ball," was the reply. Lofton 
said that comment left no 
doubt as to the the ad- 
ministration's position. 

Southeastern has among 
the worst football facilities in 
the state, including aging, 
9,000-seat Strawberry 
Stadium. Attendance at SLU 
football games this year hit 
rock bottom last week 
against Sam Houston State, 
when the Lions drew just 
several hundred fans for a 
rain-marred game. The Lions 
lost, to drop their record to 

Attendance has not been 
good for the last two seasons 
at SLCI, where the Lions have 
posted a 2-14-1 record under 


According to the 
Southeastern campus 
newspaper The Lion's Roar, 
three options are being con- 
sidered to save money: 

NCAA Division I to II, or to 
eliminate some sports 

It appears from most 
reports that the latter will 

The status quo could re- 
main unchanged, with no 
more or no less money being 
spent on athletics, SLU may 
drop a division lower from 

A main reason for the 
possible cutback in athletics, 
according to sources in Ham- 
mond, will be the university's 
drive for academic ex- 

cellence. Too much of an 
already underfunded budget 
is spent on athletics. 

The new $ 12 million Linus 
Sims Memorial Library was 
recently completed on cam- 
pus, but the administration 
has pushed the opening date 
from the fall of 1983 to 
August, 1986. The building is 
completely finished, but its 
heating and cooling systems 
are going. 

SLCI maintains that the 
$ 1 40,000 needed to move in- 
to the building is simply not 
there, nor does the universi- 
ty have funding available to 
provide for the building's 
necessary staff. Therefore, a 
cut in athletics is needed. 

"(President) Crain told me 
when he took office that foot- 
ball would be dropped and 
the new library would be 
opened. sa id 
Dave Waples, commissioner 
of the Gulf Star. 



Oct. 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 

Controversy surrounds new mid-term 'slips* 

Laurie Thornton . 

Contributor | 

The distribution of mid- 
term grades has been a sub- 
ject of controversy lately on 
the Northwestern campus. 

In previous semesters, 
teachers turned in mid-term 
grades on every student. In 
turn, students could then 
pick up a copy of their grades 
in their adviser's office. The 
new system requires that the 
teacher only notify students 
who have a D or F at 

According to Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, registrar, the 
reporting of mid-term grades 
has been changed for two 

First, the University's soft- 
ware package has been 
changed and the new 
package has not been 
developed to process mid- 
terms. Second, there is a lack 
of time. 

"The system could have 
processed mid-term grades 
by doing modifications," said 
Baumgardner, "but I have not 
had the time to make them." 

"As a faculty member and 
department head for 18 
years," he continued, "it is a 

fact that many students do 
not pick up their (mid-term) 
grades." Now, D and F slips 
are being passed out in class 
in order to "force both the 
student and the teacher to 
realize D and F situations," 
said Baumgardner. One copy 
of the slip is also sent to the 
student's academic dean so 

decide whether or not to 
drop." For example, if mid- 
term grades are due on Oc- 
tober 21 and must be pro- 
cessed by the computer, then 
sent to the respective ad- 
visers, the students would 
have only a couple before the 
October 28 drop date. 
Using the present system, 

professor of agriculture, feels 
that "if students if want to 
know what they have, they 
can go to the instructor and 
find out exactly." 

Jim Simmons, physical 
education instructor, agrees, 
although Tommy Whitehead, 
assistant professor of jour- 
nalism, "is not at all for the 
way they're doing it." 

Dr. Austin Temple, math 
department head, thinks 
NSCI ought "to make use of 
computer software and hard- 
ware in order to accomplish 
the task, because reporting 
mid-term grades is beneficial 

to students." Another point, 
brought out by marketing 
professor Dr. John Hix, which 
many of the faculty agree 
with, is that the slips are 
"awkward to distribute." 

Although there were a few 
students who felt strongly 
that mid-term grades should 
definitely be distributed, the 
issue didn't seem to matter to 
the majority of students, 
although to freshman Kenny 
Knotts it did. 

"I wish I knew how I stood 
because not all teachers base 
their grades on just test 
scores," he said. 

the dean can take the 
necessary action if a student 
receives a certain number of 

Another benefit, said 
Baumgardner, is that "it 
gives a student more time to 

students receive their slips on 
October 21 and have until 
the 28th to decide if they 
want to drop the class. 

Faculty members seem to 
have mixed emotions about 
the issue. Dr. Sam Misuraca, 

NCAS elects officers 

The NSU chapter of the 
National Collegiate Associa- 
tion of Secretaries held its 
first "meeting on Sept. 12. 

A name game was played 
in order for members to 
become acquainted. New 
members were informed 
about the organization and 
plans for the semester were 

Officers for the year, 
elected at the meeting, are 
Patricia Carroll, president; 
Mary Moore, vice-president; 
Charlene Barton, secretary; 
Arletha Eckles, treasurer; 
Marti Elkins and Karen 
Nichols, historian; and Lisa 
Williams, publicity director. 

On Sept. 16, a formal 
candlelight initiation 
ceremony was held in the 
Business Administration 
Building. New members and 
officers were installed. 

New members include 
Anita Alexander, Jackie 
Barnes, Mary Detiveaux, 
Diane Harper, Janet Helaire, 
Norrizan Ibrahm, Monte 
Johnson, Deborah Jones, 

Diana Keller. 

Luella Lacasse, Karen 
Nichols, Brenda Peacock, 
Phyllis Perry, Terri Warren, 
SuSu Williamson, and M'yra 

Dr. Walter Creighton and 
Ronda Lachney are faculty 
advisers to NCAS. 

The chapter plans to have 
several fundraisers, including 
gift boxes, a bake sale, a raf- 
fle, and a candy sale. The 
money raised will help pay 
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Page 3 

Students unsure of LSU-NSCI issues 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

I don't know. I don't care. 
Whatever. . . 

This seems to be the opi- 
"rTion and/or attitude of a lot 
of students regarding the 
proposed transfer of NSCJ in- 
to the LSU system. 

"If it (the transfer) will help 
Northwestern, then I am all 
for it," said Sonya Rigaud. 
"But will it help?" was her 
next comment. 

Chris Maggio said "if they 
can not promise that the 
transfer will be positive for 
NSU as well as LSU then they 
should leave Northwestern as 
it is." 

"I believe that there are too 
many issues, such as 
athletics, that must be 
discussed before we can real- 
ly give our opinion on the 

merger," he said. 

Issues. That is another 
topic which students are not 
entirely clear on. "What are 

the issues?" asked several 

"I am usually aware of the 
things that concern me and 
my future," said Ron Askew, 
"but this seems to be one 
thing where I can't find the in- 
formation I would like to 

He added "it is not that I 
haven't read about the 
transfer, but it seems 
everything printed about it 
says a lot but doesn't say 

According to Rhonda 
Wilson, everything that is 
said about it is what LSU 
wants. "It's like we (NSU) 
don't have anything to say 
about the deal at all." 

"It seems as though it 
doesn't matter if NSU wants 

something or not; they are 
going to do whatever they 
please," she added. 

Logan Hampton, a 
graduate student in student 
personnel, suggests that it "is 

all a political ploy. I believe 
the bottom line of the whole 
deal is political. If they would 
keep politics out of our 
school I believe we'd be a lot 
better off." 

Of course some students, 
such as Brad Corely, feel that 
"the merger is a great idea. 
This will bring more money 
and more students to Nor- 
thwestern and Natchitoches." 

But are we sure it will? 

One thing is sure, however. 
More specific information is 
needed on the issues that will 
effect students, because as 
Hampton said "all politics ad 
money aside this deal should 
be for the best of all 

SGA moves meetings to dorms, Tech wins drive 

The Student Government 
Association held its weekly 
meeting on October 14 at 6 

The SGA has started 
holding meetings in 
residence hall lobbies, so 
check the SGA office to find 
out when we'll be in your 


Jerome Cox, commis- 
sioner of elections, announc- 
ed that the elections for one 
junior senator and one 
senator-at-large will be held 
October 23, ballot box form. 

Leah Sherman, director of 
student life, said that NSU 

had 590 donors and Loui- 
siana Tech had 690, 
therefore, the Techsters won 
the annual blood drive 

Em Matthews reviewed the 
State Fair schedule as 


1 Strain for 

5 Snare 
9 Cry of dove 

12 Hebrew month 

13 Rant 

14 Unit of electrical 

15 Dismiss from 

17 Bone 

18 Inlet 

19 Ward off 

21 Singing voice 
23 Caused to 

27 Concerning 

28 Choice part 

29 Armed conflict 
31 Gratuity 

34 Chinese dis- 
tance measure 

35 Stitch 

37 Encountered 
39 Compass point 

40 Sweet potato 
42 Uncooked 
44 Box 
46 Latin 

48 Outward 

50 Courtyard 

53 Care for 

54 Hawaiian 

55 Pronoun 
57 Emits vapor 

61 Exist 

62 Turns around 

64 Disturbance 

65 Rocky hill 

66 Remain 

67 Kill 


1 Long, slender 

° Fruit drink 
3 Everybody's 


Current Sauce 

Answers on page 6 

4 Gains 

5 Inclination 

6 Sun god 

7 Time gone by 

8 Nuisance 

9 Musical 

10 A state 

1 1 Mr. Khayyam 
16 Thin sheet of 

20 Condensed 

22 Teutonic deity 

23 Depend on 

24 Lamb's pen 

25 Note of scale 

26 Obstruct 
30 Lately 


32 Toward and 

33 Equal 

36 Small lump 
38 Merchants 
41 One's 

43 Damp 
45 Article 
47 Agave plant 

49 Untidy 

50 Real estate map 

51 Danish island 

52 Night birds 
56 Consume 

58 Be ill 

59 Extinct flightless 

60 Pigpen 

63 Parent: colloq. 

© 1984 United Feature Syndicate 

October 22: 

SAB presents Barbara Bai- 
ly Hutchinson in Union Sta- 
tion at 6:30 p.m. 

NSU Mixer and "Find the 
Bulldog" at the Student Body 
nightclub at 10 p.m. 

October 23: 

Tailgate party at Turpin 
Stadium at 5:30 p.m. 

NSU vs. Tech SGA annual 
football game, Turpin 
Stadium, 7 p.m. 

Union Station videos, 7 

October 24: 

State Fair tee-shirt day. 

Pep rally and bonfire at 
Iberville Dining Hall, 6 p.m. 

Beverly Hills Cop at Kyser 
Hall auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 

October 26: 

State Fair Classic football 
game vs. Louisiana Tech, In- 
dependence Stadium in 
Shreveport, 7:00 p.m. 
(presentation of the court at 

Tim Jacobs, treasurer, ask- 
ed the Senate to approve the 
Alumni Association and 
Trust Fund budgets. Motion 
passed. Jacobs also said that 
Intramurals and the rodeo 

team have not filed their 

Terri Garrett presented a 
bill to repair the road on 
Greek Hill. The senate 
discussed the options of who 
should be responsible for the 
bill - the school, the Greeks 
on the hill, the SGA? The bill 
was then tabled. 

Any comments on this 
matter? Call the Hotline at 
357-4501 and let SGA hear 
from you. 


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Oct. 22, 1985 

Page 5 


'Agnes of God' an 
excellent production 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

A story of faith, miracles, 
doubts and despair, Agnes of 
God was presented here last 
week, leaving audiences en- 
tranced with the story and 
the performances of three 
fine actresses. 

Northwestern is one of the 
few colleges in the nation to 
obtain permission to stage 
the play, which had a suc- 
cessful 19-week Broadway 
run and is currently a box of- 
fice success starring Jane 

The spellbinding drama by 

Pielrr.eier will be Nor- 
thwestern's entry in the state 
competetion of the American 
College Theatre Festival with 
presentation of the play Fri- 
day, October 25 at Northeast 
Louisiana University. 

Agnes of God is based on 
Ihe true story of young nun 
who gives birth to a baby in 
s Catholic convent. The 
pung novice is accused of 
nurdering the newborn baby 
>y strangling it with the urn- 
)ilical cord. 

Northwestern's produc- 
ion, in conjunction with the 
-ouisiana School for Math, 

Science and the Arts, starred 
Myrna Schexnider, head of 
the LSMSA's theatre 

Mrs. Schexnider, whose 
husband Ray directed the 
production, was, in a word, 
magnificent. She gave Dr. 
Livingstone, the 
psychoanalyst appointed to 
analyze Agnes, life, vitality 
and strength. Jane Fonda 
cannot possibly be any better 
in the role as Schexnider. 

Stephanie Speights, a 
junior at the LSMSA, gave 
Agnes a perfect childlike and 
disturbed quality, and evok- 
ed strong emotions from the 

Mary Ellen Franklin, a 
graduate student in theatre at 
NSCJ, played Mother Miriam 
Ruth, the world-wise mother 
superior of Agnes' order. 
Franklin presented Mother 
Miriam with motherly deter- 
mination. She wants to p- 
rotect Agnes from the 
"wickedness" of psychiatry. 

Agnes of God, which was 
presented in Theatre West, 
was effective and moving, 
thanks to Pielmeier's script 
and an excellent perfor- 
mance by three very talented 

6:30 p.m. 
Union Station 

Barbara Bailey 

musical per former 


Recreation convention set 

A delegation of twelve 
students and faculty 
members from the Universi- 
ty will attend the National 
Congress for Recreation and 
Parks on Friday through 
Monday at the Convention 
Center in Dallas. 

Leading the group will be 
Betty Pickett, assistant pro- 
fessor and coordinator of 

Students attending include 

Antoinette Arceneaux, Don- 
na Box, Tonia Daily, Mark 
Douglas, Wayne Hicks, Don 
Hill, Paula Loe, Cathy 
McMahan, Russell Pickett, 
Patti Smiley, and Kelly 

During the convention, the 
students will be staffing the 
educational exhibit that NSU 
will display to promote its 
undergraduate and graduate 
programs in recreation. 

Currently, Northwestern 
offers the bachelor and 

master's degrees in recrea- 
tion. The undergraduate pro- 
gram provides concentra- 
tions in municipal, outdoor, 
and therapeutic recreation, 
while the graduate program 
provides a generalist recrea- 
tion program. 

"Current needs in the field 
of recreation indicate a de- 
mand for specialized leaders 
in varied fields of recreation," 
said Pickett. 

She also said that recrea- 
tion majors are finding 
numerous employment op- 
portunities with federal, 
state, and local government 
agencies, including the Na- 
tional Park Service, the Army 
Corps of Engineers, and 
many other organizations. 


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Oct. 22, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 10 

Cheerleaders to be 
selected Tuesday 

Selections for the 1985-86 
basketball cheerleading 
squad will be made on Tues- 
day, October 29, according 
to Dan Seymour, adviser. 

Completed applications 
must be turned in to the 
Center for Career Planning 
and Placement (Union 305) 
by Tuesday, October 22. Ap- 
plications may be picked up 
in the same office. 

Eight women and one 
male "mic man" will be 


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Stevie Wonder 

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John Cougar Mellancamp 

7 Money for Nothing 

Dire Straits 

8 Dancing in the Streets 

Mick Jagger and David 

9 Fortress Around Your 


10 Head Over Heels 

Tears for Fears 


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Dire Straits 

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Whitney Houston 

3 Songs from the Big Chair 

Tears for Fears 

4 Born in the U.S.A. 

Bruce Springsteen 

5 Dream of the Blue Turtles 


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Bryan Adams 

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Phil Collins 

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selected. The only qualifica- 
tions are that students must 
have been enrolled at MSU as 
a full-time student and must 
have a 2.0 grade point 

The tryout will consist of a 
dance routine demonstra- 
tion, which will be taught by 
an instructor at the time of 
tryouts, a cheer of your 
choice which must contain a 
routine which demonstrates 
gymnastic ability, and a per- 
sonal interview by a panel 
consisting of a student, facul- 
ty, and staff member. 

The tryout for the Mic Man 
position will consist simply of 
demonstration of ability to 
excite school spirit within the 
audience, and of course, the 

i i u G i view. 

Next Tuesday's tryouts will 
be held in the Union 

A better paying job? 

Several members of the NSU faculty and staff took over the Natchitoches Piz- 
za Inn on Tuesday to serve as waiters and waitresses to raise money for the faculty 
union. Standing is Dean Mildred Bailey (graduate school), Dean Fred Bosarge 
(dean of students), Tom Wancho (sports information), Jerry Pierce (news bureau), 
and Dr. Otis Cox (institutional research). 

Seated are Johnnie Emmons (p.e. and tennis coach), Dr. Bill Bryant (art depart- 
ment head) and Dr. Sara Burroughs (English). 

Sessions at Union, Sabine, and Varnado 

Rape awareness programs set 

A special Rape Awareness 
program will be presented 
Monday for the benefit of all 

Nine class 


Nine students were 
selected as class senators in 
elections held two weeks ago 
on campus. 

Elected as freshman class 
senators were Ashley Cox 
and Man Goss. Mew 
sophomore senators are 
Richie Trum and Charlotte 

Johnny Cox was elected to 
fill one of the vacant junior 
class positions. The other 
senator will be decided on 
later this fall. 

Selected as senior class 
senators were Dru LaBorde 
and Chris Maggio, while 
Cathy Busken and Carla Pro- 
ctor were elected as graduate 

University students and per- 
sonnel, according to Mickie 
Townshend of the University 
Counseling Center. 

Three sessions of the pro- 
gram will be held, beginning 
at 9 a.m. in Union 320. 

At 2 p.m. the program is 
set for the lobby of Sabine 
Hall, while the 6:30 p.m. ses- 
sion will be in the lobby of 
Varnado Hall. 

Students and staff may at- 
tend any of the three. 

The speakers for the pro- 
gram will be Samantha Dye 
and Marcy Pitkin of the 
Shreveport YWCA Rape 

Crisis Center. The program and Pitkin share with the au- 
will not be a lecture, but a dience information vital to 
presentation in which Dye both men and women. 



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Oct. 22, 1985 

Page 7 

'Jagged Edge ■ interesting 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

What a party... 

The annual NSCI-Tech party in the streets, Rally in 
the Alley, will be held Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in 
Shreve Square. 

"If he's innocent... he's 
hers... If he's guilty... she's 
dead. " 

Although that line sounds 
like the beginning of an 
Alfred Hitchcock show, it's 
really the main plot of Jagg- 
ed Edge from Columbia. 

Jeff Bridges stars as Jack 
Forrester, a wealthy San 
Francisco newspaper 
publisher accused of brutal- 
ly murdering his wife (who 
happened to be the reason 
for his wealth.) 

Playing opposite Bridges is 
Glenn CLose as Teddy 
Barnes, a divorced corporate 
lawyer selected to defend 

The movie lacks several 
things. Close and Bridges 
don't play well together. 
Close does a good job as the 
lawyer under pressure and 
falling in love with her client. 
Her character is interesting 
and you want to just tell her 
to watch out. 

Jeff Bridges was slightly 
miscast for this bizarre part. 
His character is very subdued 
and shows almost no 
remorse that his wife has 
been murdered. Is he simply 
a private man or did he do 

led to the imprisonment and 
death of an innocent man. 

The plot hangs on and 
many questions are left 
unanswered until the very 
end. The acting, well, some 
of it is good. 

the murdering? When you 
look at him, all you see is 
Starman, his last role. 

The courtroom drama is a 
little boring, but plot twists 
and new evidence, which 
constantly rolls in, keeps you 

Peter Coyote makes a 
perfect nemesis for Close as 
the District Attorney. It 
seems Close used to work for 
him, but lost her taste for 
criminal law after she helped 
him cover up evidence which 

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NSU Mixer and "Find the Bulldog", 10 p.m. 
Student Body nightclub (Hwy. 1 Bypass) 
Prizes and Drink Specials! 


Tailgate Party (west side of Turpin Stadium), 5:30 

quarter beer and chips 
PiSU vs. Louisiana Tech SQA flag football game, 7 p.m. 


State Fair Supper, Iberville Dining Hall, 5 p.m. 

featuring the NSU Entertainers from 4:30-6 p.m. 
Pep Rally, presentation of the State Fair Court, and 

"Burning of the Bulldog", Iberville Dining Hall 


Pep Rally in Shreveport at LeBossier' 


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Page IB 

Oct. 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, Mo. 10 

The Second Front Page 

Campuses cracking down on drinking 

Police officers "have come 
to the door on a noise com- 
plaint, and have just walked 
in and started carding peo- 
ple," complains Mike For- 
man, Interfraternity Council 
president at Bradley Univer- 
sity. "They don't have the 
right to do that without a war- 

They may in fact have the 
right, and colleges across the 
country are using it more to 
keep a much closer eye on 
students this fall as the na- 
tionwide crackdown on stu- 
dent drinking begins its se- 
cond year. 

Some critics fret the 
crackdown, however, may 
scuttle campus "responsible 
drinking" programs, forcing 

"There's not less 
drinking, but more 
responsible drink- 

Trina Hedemann 
(JT- Austin 

many students off campus- 
and into their cars-to drink in 
less-controllable, more 
dangerous situations. 

And while observers can't 
agree if tougher regulations 
and stricter enforcement ac- 
tually are changing student 
drinking habits, campuses' 
switch to more aggressive 
anti-drinking tactics this fall 
is beyond question: 

At Indiana University, the 
dean of students makes sur- 
prise visits to campus parties 
to find underaged drinkers 
a nd enforces a new campus 

keg policy. 

Yale now effectively pro- 
hibits alcohol at many cam- 
pus events, and issues 
students "drinking cards" to 
help enforce the new rules. 

Local police broke up tradi- 
tional school-opening street 
parties at West Virginia and 
Western Michigan, arresting 
some 42 students the first 
week of classes at WVCI. 

Pittsburgh police have 
warned student groups they 
will drop into University of 
Pittsburgh parties unan- 
nounced to enforce new 
drinking age laws. 

University of Florida ad- 
ministrators made a point of 
holding a public hearing in- 
to alleged violations of their 
new dry rush rules the very 
■first week of school. 

Bradley officials had two 
students arrested for 
'violating drinking rules dur- 
ing their first week of classes, 

Boston University, USC, 
Berkeley, Penn State, Ken- 
tucky, and Arizona, among 
scores of other campuses, 
have adopted stricter rules 
for student drinking this fall. 

Administrators say they're 
responding to new minimum 
drinking ages and to the dif- 
ficulty of buying liability in- 
surance without proving 
they're trying to enforce the 

Mo one is sure how much 
the crackdown is changing 
student drinking. 

"The keg is still the major 
focus of a party, but there is 

a trend toward more respon- 
sible use of alcohol on our 
campus," noted Harold 
Reynolds, director of student 
affairs at Cal-Berkeley. 

"There are some disgruntl- 
ed views about the ban on 
alcohol but we are living with 
it," says George Kuntz, presi- 
dent of the InterFraternity 

"I wouldn't say consump- 
tion has gone down in our 
house, but there is more 
awareness of the potential 
abuses of alcohol," says Mike 
Allen, president of Delta Tau 
Delta at Missouri-Columbia. 

At Yale, "there will be 
fewer large parties," predicts 

and Sorority Council at 
Boston University. 

"In the past, 10 people 
would work on the 
homecoming committee. We 
had 35 this year. There is a 
definite increase in participa- 
tion in school events. It has 
worked phenomenally well," 
Kuntz says of the new alcohol 

Mark Watts of the Joint 
Council of Social Chairmen. 

"I expect there will be more 
coat and tie parties with more 
food and also more VCR ren- 
tals," he adds. 

And at Texas's Austin cam- 
pus, "there's not less drink- 
ing, but more responsible 
drinking," says Trina 
Hedemann of the school's 

Alcohol Educational Task 

The university is now 
debating whether to ban 
alcohol in Texas's dorms. 

Raising the drinking age 
will drive students from bars 
and dorms, probably starting 
"a trend toward private house 
parties," Hedemann 

"If (students) can't drink in 
bars and frats," says Ruth 
Engs, an Indiana University 
professor who has studied 
student drinking habits na- 
tionwide, "they will find other 

In general, "I do not expect 
to see any significant change 
in the amount students 
drink," Engs says. 

"People who think raising 
the age will prevent student 
drinking are fooling 
themselves," she asserts, 
citing a recent Hobart Col- 
lege (M.Y.) study of the ef- 
fects of raising the legal 
drinking age. 

"There has been excessive 
drinking in universities since 
they were first established in 
Europe in the 12th century," 
points out Peter Claydon, 
head of the alcohol 
awareness program at Cal- 
Santa Barbara. 

But Engs worries that 
pushing drinking off campus, 
as many schools are doing, 
may do more harm than 

"If kids can't drink in the 
old places, I am afraid they 
might resort to drinking in 
their cars," she says. 


Tuesday, Oct. 22 

LMEA District II Marching 
. Festival, 3:00, Turpin Stad. 

SAB presents "Barbara Bailey 
Hutchinson," 6:30, Union 

NSU Mixer/Find the Bulldog 
10:00. The Student Body 

SAB video "Best Defense." 
9. 3. and 7. Union Addition 

Wednesday, Oct. 23 

Volieybatf vs Northeast 
7:00, Intramural Building 

SQA football. NSU vs. Tech, 
7:00, Turpin Stadium 

State Fafr Tailgate Party 
5:30, Turpin Stadium 

LA Music Teachers Assn. 
ali day, A. A. Fredericks 

Thursday, Oct. 24 

State Fair T-Shirt Day 

State Fair Supper, 5:00, 
Iberville Dining Hall 

AKA Fashion Show, 7 p.m, 
Union Ballroom 

Pep rally and bonfire, 6 p.m., 
in front of Iberville 

Movie Beverly Hills Cop," 
7 p.m.. Kyser Auditorium 

Friday, October 25 

LMTA Convention continues, 
all day, A. A. Fredericks 

LMTA Luncheon, 12 noon, 
Union Ballroom 

Piano Recital, 8 p.m., A.A. 
Fredericks Recital Halt 

SAB Video "Best Defense" 
9. 3, and 7, Union Addition 

Saturday, Oct. 26 

Rally in the Alley, 1 p.m., 
Shreve Square, S port 

Presentation of State Fair 
Court, 6:30, Independence 

Demons vs. Louisiana Tech, 
7 pm., Independence 

NTE Examination, 8 a.m., 
Kyser Hall 


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Oct. 22, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 10 

Higher educaton recruiting older students 

Colleges expect enrollment decline 

There will be about 575,000 fewer 
students enrolled in college by 1993, 
the National Center for Education 
Statistics reported last week. 

In its most recent long-range enroll- 
ment forecast, the NCES projected 
enrollment nationwide would fall from 
the current estimated 12.25 million 
students to 1 1 .676 million students na- 
tionwide over the next eight years. 

While the decline would leave a 
number of colleges, especially smaller 
four-year private colleges, gasping for 
students and survival, it is a much less 
severe enrollment drop than he NCES 
has predicted in the past. 

Starting in the mid-seventies, the 
NCES and other agencies predicted 
precipitous enrollment plunges for 
1980, 1981, 1983, and then 1988. 

Med schools 
gear up for 
less students 

The nearly decade-long enrollment in 
medical school enrollment may be com- 
ing to an end, the latest enrollment 
figures suggest. 

The country's 127 medical 

schools graduated 16,318 
students last year, a slight 
decline from 1983-84. 

The figures, compiled by 
the Association of American 
Medical Colleges (AAMC) 
and released last week, show 
medical school enrollment 
has declined only twice dur- 
ing the past decade. 

But substantial increases 
followed each small decline. 

Overall, enrollment has in- 
creased by about 20 percent 
since 1976-77, and the 
growth has prompted some 
med school officials to warn 
there may be too many doc- 
tors in the near future. 

In March, officials in the 
federal Department of Health 
and Human Services warned 
medical schools may have to 
limit enrollments to avoid 
creating an oversupply of 

The officials predict that 
even if med school 
enrollments keep falling 
through the rest of the 
eighties, there will be about 
52,000 more physicians than 
needed by the end of the 

School officials are reluc- 
tant to limit enrollment, 
however, arguing many rural 
areas will need doctors even 
if there's a glut in other areas. 

Experts saw as many as 200 colleges 
closing up during the eighties. 

The doomsday predictions stemmed 
from a marked decline in the number of 
18-year-olds in the U.S. from 1979 to 

Colleges, of course, had always 
recruited most of their students from 
that age category. "From that, people 
deduced that higher education would 
lose enrollment, provided the same 
demographic mix as we had in the ear- 
ly sixties," said Elaine El-Khawas, 
research director for the American 
Council on Education. 

Administrators have avoided the big 
drop by recruiting huge numbers on 
"non-traditional students," people older 
than 24 who may attend school part 

"It's such a wide age group (non- 
traditional students). It's hard to work 
out a meaningful relationship between 
an age group that large and college at- 
tendance," asserts Vance Grant, the 
NCES' chief statistician. 

In 1980, the center projected total 
college enrollment would fall to a little 
more than 1 1 million students by 1988. 

The center now estimates that as of 
the current semester, enrollment declin- 
ed by less than 250,000 from the all- 
time high of 12.5 million in 1983. 

The NCES wasn't the only agency to 
predict more precipitous declines. Of- 
ficials at the universities of New Mexico, 
Georgia, and Kansas, among many 

others, predicted enrollment drops as 
recently as three to four years ago, and 
are now surprised by student body 

"It was so well anticipated that we 
worked doubly hard to avoid it," says 
Claire Swann, admissions director at 
Georgia, where the "baby bust" age 
group of incoming freshmen has grown 
by 19 percent. 

Older students have made the dif- 
ference, says Bob Aaron of the National 
Association of State Universities. 

"People are going back to school for 
extremely pragmatic reasons: career 
oriented decisions," he observes. "Many 
people in high tech are coming back for 

He adds that the increasing attrac- 
tiveness of changing careers in later life 
and the ever-rising participation of 
women in the workforce also have pro- 
mpted more "older" people to enroll. 

However, college administrators 
shouldn't jump for joy just yet. 

While there are now about 15 percent 
more "older" students in college than in 
1979, the 22-34 year olds are also are 
much bigger percentage of total popula- 
tion than they used to be, Michael 
O'Keefe writes in a recent Change 
magazine article. 

As a result, colleges really have temp- 
ted only 2.6 percent more of the "non- 
traditional" student age group to 
register, a less-than-spectacular in- 
crease, he says. 


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CLASS OF '85 continued 
the four-year trend of rising 
SAT scores, according to the 
College Board. The national 
average score rose five points 
on the verbal section and 
four points on the math sec- 
tion. These are the largest 
point increases since 1963. 

TION in Texas is hurting 
Houston universities. Texas 
Southern and the University 
of Houston-University Park 
are projecting enrollment 
drops of about 1,000. Texas 
A&M University reports that, 
while freshman enrollment is 
equal to last year, transfer 
and graduate student 
enrollments are down. 


VICE, Syracuse University 
fraternities are now turning 
to sex to attract pledges now 
that the university has impos- 
ed a dry rush rule. This fall, 
Beta Theta Pi hired a stripper 
for rush entertainment. 
Alpha Tau Omega sponsored 
a night of jello wrestling and 
Sigma Alpha Mu held a "corn 
and porn" night. As one 
fraternity member put it: "We 
wanted to appeal to the only 
other interest on 18-22 year 
old males' minds besides 


University of Chicago recent- 
ly changed its 90-year-old 
alma mater to rid it of three 
references to "sons" and 
"men" and to replace them 
with terms such as "children" 
and "us." The school has 
been coed since 1892. 

MISS AMERICA is going 
back to school, but has some 
apprehensions about her 
campus social life. Sharlene 
Wells returned to Brigham 
Young University this fall 
eager to "get back into the 
mainstream" but unsure "of 
how many guys are secure 
enough" to date a celebrity. 


when they return in the fall 
by an estimated 20-50 per- 
cent, according to the Univer- 
sity of Kansas. The increase 
in service calls is mainly 
because of illegally parked 
cars, most probably due to 
lack of spaces and the fad 
that manys students are inex- 
perienced drivers in strange 

Oct. 22. 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 10 

Page 3B 

Congress to debate landmark educational act 


Brian Abas 

College Press Service 

The current effort to renew 
the landmark Higher Educa- 
tion Act of 1965, which sets 
the outlines of federal college 
policy through the next five 
years, has broadened into a 
spirited debate over just how 
involved the federal govern- 
ment should be in higher 

By law. Congress must 
renew the act every five 

In the past, the renewal 
process has featured routine 
political arguments over 
whether to start new pro- 
grams and how much money 
to give old ones. 

This time, led by William 
Bennett, secretary of educa- 
tion, critics are promoting a 
series of fundamental 
changes in the law that, if 
enacted, would begin a new 
era of college history. 

"The warning shots sug- 
gest this will be a much more 
basic debate than the 


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previous five-year 
reauthorizations," says 
University of Minnesota 
education Prof. Jim Hearn, 
who has studied the impact 
of the original Higher Educa- 
tion Act on colleges. 

Bennett recently announc- 
ed he would unveil his pro- 
posals for amending the 
Higher Education Act in 
January, but previous com- 
ments suggest he'll try to cut 
most programs. 

Many educators say the 
law, which effectively created 
most student financial aid 
programs and fueled an era 
of unprecedented growth in 
American higher education, 
made it possible for a socie- 
ty to educate much of its 
middle and lower classes for 
the first time in history. 

The critics say the law, in 
fact, made it too easy to go 
to college, let colleges make 
themselves too expensive to 
be useful, and lowered the 
quality of college educations. 

It's so easy for students to 
get federal aid that schools 

"accept students who are un- 
prepared or uninterested in 
rigorous academic training," 
contends Eileen Gardner of 
the Heritage Foundation, a 
Washington D.C. think tank 
whose education policies 
have been adopted by the 
Reagan administration in the 

The easy money "has pro- 
mpted too many colleges to 
abandon substantive core 
(curricula) on favor of a 
hodgepodge of courses 
geared to the interests of 
those (uninterested) students, 
thereby gutting the value of 
a college education," Gard- 
ner charges. 

"A lot of colleges have 
satisfied their urge to grow 
by enrolling kids who 
shouldn't be in college, and 
grabbing the federal money 
these kids bring along," adds 
Raymond Lewin, president of 
Philadelphia's Pierce 

"It's foolish," he says, "to 
spend $4,000 to $5,000 to 
send someone who doesn't 

know how to read to col- 

Critics also contend the 
Higher Education Act allow- 
ed colleges to raise tuition 
with impunity, figuring the 
federal government would 
simply increase aid enough 
to help students pay the 
higher fare. 

And because colleges 
could raise money so readi- 
ly, they could pay fat teacher 
salaries, impose light 
teaching loads, and grow 
large, inefficient 

Some academicians, while 
acknowledging college stan- 
dards have fallen, say it's 
wrong to blame federal 

"Wherever quality has slip- 
ped, it's been self-inflicted," 
says Robert Hardesty, presi- 
dent of Southwest Texas 
State University, the 1965 
site of the act's signing and 
the host of the national 20th 
anniversary ceremony com- 
memorating the event on 
Nov. 7-8. 

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Oct. 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 

Demons finally win one in Texas 

Sam (Goodwin) wins, Sam (Houston) loses 

John Ramsey 




The Demons tackle Louisiana Tech in a recent State Fair matchup. This year's 
game, which will feature a 2-4 NSU club against the 5-2 Bulldogs, will begin at 
7 p.m. Saturday. 

Goodwin and crew finally got 
their first-ever win in the- 
Lone Star state on Saturday, 
but it wasn't easy. 

The Demons began their 
second season, that of Gulf 
Star Conference play, with a 
come-from-behind 14-10 vic- 
tory at Sam Houston State. 

With the win, the Demons 
stand at 2-4 overall and 1-0 in 
conference play. The 
Bearkats fell to 3-3 overall, 
and hold a 1-1 GSC mark. 

"Our defense bent, but it 
got the job done. was real 
scary at times, however," said 
Goodwin after the game. 

And scary it was, for a 

The host Bearkats were 
anything but gracious to start 
the game in mud-soaked Prit- 
chett Field. 

Sam Houston drove 66 
yards in 1 6 plays on their first 
possession, and capped it off 
with a 22-yard field goal by 
Billy Hayes. 

Midway through the se- 
cond quarter the Gulf Star's 
premier quarterback, Sam 
Houston's Lanny Dycus, led 
the Bearkats 49 yards 
downfield in just five plays 
for a touchdown. The score 
came on Dycus' five-yard 
pass to tailback Vernon 

Wayne Van, who did not 
start the game, came off the 
bench following the Bearkat 
score and got the momen- 
tum going for Northwestern. 

The drive began for NSCI at 
their own 20, but tailback 

Southeastern 19, Northeast 17 

Miracles never cease, as the hapless Lions shocked power- 
ful NLCJ in Hammond. Southeastern is now 1-6 in perhaps 
their last year of competition. 

LSU 10, Kentucky 

The Bayou Bengals were anything but impressive, but they 
got the job done as LSCJ shut down UK in the last few minutes. 

Stephen F. Austin 20, Nicholls State 10 

A mild Gulf Star shocker, as SFA clobbers the Colonels 
in Thibodaux. SFA is now 5-1, while Nicholls falls to 3-3. 

Grambling 31, Mississippi Valley 21 

GSU is still undefeated after beating up MVU before 18,000 
in Grambling. The Tigers are ranked in the 1AA top ten. 

Arkansas State 31, Louisiana Tech 13 

The 'Dogs slipped and slid, but couldn't put it in the end- 
zone enough at ASU. The Indians really messed up the 
Southland title chase with the win. 

McNeese 28, Southwest Texas 

The traditionally-tough Bobcats were 7-4 last year, but 
stand at 1-5 this season. McNeese is now 3-3. 

Florida 45, USL 

(JSL has no business playing the Gators, as shown by the 
45-0 pasting the Cajuns got in Gainesville. The fifth-ranked 
Fioridians are 5-0-1, while USL is 3-5. 

Morehouse 3, Tuskegee 3 

What a snoooooozer. Zzzzzz. This one probably wasn't even 
as bad as the LSCI-Kentucky Sominex Bowl in Baton Rouge. 

John Stephens quickly got 
better field position for the 
Demons as he scampered 36 
yards on the drive's first play. 
Three short runs by Frank 
Graham moved the ball to 
the Bearkat 33. 

On the next play, Van 
threw to Odessa Turner, who 
used a block by Gerald Henry 


Northwestern 1-0 (2-4) 

S.F. Austin 1-0 (5-1) 

Sam Houston 1-1 (3-3) 

SW Texas 0-0 (1-5) 

Nicholls 0-1 (3-3) 

Southeastern 0-1 (1-7) 

to scamper 33 yards for a 
Demon touchdown. 

Henry was not only a star 
on that drive, but on the next 
one as well. 

He happened to look over 
his shoulder just after Van 
had been hit by Bearkat 
defenders. Van was hit, be he 
had fired the ball downfield 
as he was hit. He managed to 
hold onto the spiraling ball, 
however, and it meant a 
33-yard touchdown toss, 
which put the Demons on 
top, 14-10. 

"1 thought that Wayne had 
been sacked," said Henry. "I 
turned at the last minute and 
the ball was there. It was 
perfectly-thrown pass." 

After halftime, little team 
threatened seriously, 
although Sam Houston did 
get uncomfortably close to 
the NSCJ end zone twice, but 
came up with nothing both 

With two minutes left in 
the game and NSU nursing a 
14-10 lead, Sam Houston was 
driving, and again the 
Demon defense bent, but 
didn't break. 

Charles Fulton broke up a 
fourth-down Dycus pass at- 
tempt to Ricky Wolf with just 
over one minute left to seal 
the Northwestern win. 

Dycus completed 18 of 34 
for 189 yards. NSU gave up 
364 yards in total offense to 
the Bearkats. 

Sam Houston takes break 
from conference action this 
week to travel to Lamar, 
while Northwestern "hosts" 
Louisiana Tech in the annual 
State Fair Classic in 

Vol. 74, Mo. 10 


Oct. 22, 1985 

Page 5B 

Thirty -three games completed 

> Flag football season now in full swing 

The intramural flag foot- 
ball season got into full swing 
during the past two weeks, as 
thirty-three games were 

In the fraternity division, 
Mike Brown of Kappa Sigma 
Red (no. 1) leads in both in- 
terceptions and touchdowns, 
while teammate Kevin 
Warner is tied with Phil 
Vaughn of TKE no. 2 for the 
lead in passing. 

The independent division 
has Brian Bettis of 
Slaughterhouse Gang 
leading passing and intercep- 

tions, while Shane Seward, 
also of Slaughterhouse, leads 
the league in touchdowns. 

Donna Jo Kelly of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma leads the 
women's division in passing, 
and Julie Messina of Phi Mu 
and Tootie Cary of GAS lead 
the division in interceptions. 

Results from the last two 
weeks are: 
Theta Chi 26. TKE II 6 
Phi Beta Sigma 12, Sig Tau 6 
KA forfeit win over TKE II 
Omega Psi Phi 31, Kappa Sig 
Green 6 

TKE II 22, Sigma Tau Gamma 

Theta Chi 32. Kappa Sigma Green 12 
KA I 20, Phi Beta Sigma 12 
Kappa Sig Red 40. Sig Tau 
TKE I 60, Kappa Sig Green 12 

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Omega Psi Phi forfeit win over TKE I 
Phi Beta Sigma 12. Theta Chi 6 


Yang II 33, Slaughterhouse 6 
B. Express 25, Blind Boys 6 

Rapides Raiders forfeit win over 

B. Bros. 13, Yang 10 
B. Express 20, Yang I 12 
Slaughterhouse 25. Rapides 
B. Bros 26, Budmen 6 
Yang II 50. Budmen 6 
Yang I 28. Slaughterhouse 14 
B. Express 34. Rapides Raiders 
Blind Boys 40. Yang I 13 
B. Express 23, B.Boys 6 
Rapides Raiders 42. Blind Boys 12 


GAS 38, Sigma Kappa 
Phi Mu 32, Sigma Kappa 
Pop Tops 18, Tri-Sigma 14 
Phi Mu forfeit win over GAS 
Pop Tops 20, Sigma Kappa 
Pop Tops 25. Phi Mu 13 

Tri-Sigma 7, GAS 

Season totals for in- 
tramural points as of October 
15 (not counting football and 
other sports still in progress) 


Kappa Sigma 

Theta Chi 
Kappa Alpha 


Spikers shock Southern 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 


Dawn Carlos gives the 
volleyball a whack during 
last week's exciting five- 
game win over Southern 
University's Lady Jags in 
the Recreation and In- 
tramural gymnasium. 

The Lady Demons, now 
'n their third year of play, 
'tand at 13-10 after 
finishing 0-38 last season. 

The Lady Demon 
volleyball team continued 
their winning ways with a nar- 
row victory over Southern 
University, Thursday night. 
The Lady Demons prevailed 
15-9, 7-15, 15-2, 8-15, and 

NSU totaled 58 kills for an 
attack percentage of .330, 
and notched 46 assists and 
39 digs. 

Freshman Dawn Carlos 
stood out Thursday as she 
spiked 20 kills for an attack 
percentage of .428 and 19 
assists. Supporting her was 
Paula Blanks, who buried 14 
kills and 11 digs, while Tanya 
Champagne compiled 24 
assists and junior Robyn 
Justin had 12 digs. 

Riding a two-game winning 
streak after a victory over 
Louisiana Tech last week, the 
Lady Demons hosted defen- 
ding Gulf Star Conference 
champion Sam Houston 
State in the Recreation and 
Intramural Building last 
night. Details were 
unavailable at press time. 

Lady Of the 

Interest Party 

11 a.m. -4 p.m. 
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1985 
Student Union lobby 

sponsored by SAB 

Prior to last night, the Lady 
Demons stood at 1-3 in GSC 
action after falling to 
Southwest Texas State on 
Oct. 1 1 . Their overall record 
stands at 13-10. 

Head coach Linda Jones 
commented, "we're better 
than last year but we should 
be. I'm disappointed because 
when pre-season practice 
started, I expected so much 
more from them. I'm not 
totally pleased, but hopeful- 
ly this month we'll improve 
and show more intensity and 

Southwest Texas, 36-13 
last season, hosts the Lady 
Demons Friday night in San 

"They (SHSU and SW 
Texas) are the two strongest 
teams we can play with," said 
Jones. "It'll be good competi- 
tion for us and we can learn 
from them. When we go to 

the conference champion- 
ships, if we're progressing, 
we could surprise some peo- 

Sigma Tau Gamma 850.0 


Slaughterhouse 1423 

Budmen 1100 

Blind Boys 475 

Yang 425 


Phi Mu 2437.5 

Sigma Kappa 2337 

Tri-Sigma 1350 

GAS " 1 350 

Pop Tops 1325 

Cross country team 
continues to improve 

The Demon cross country 
team continued to make 
rapid improvement as they 
took third place at the 
Stephen F. Austin Invita- 
tional in Nacogdoches, TX, 
on October 5. 

The improvement con- 
tinued last week as the 
Demons placed fourth in a 
strong ten-team field at the 
NSU Demon Invitational, 
held at the Recreation 

At Stephen F. Austin, NSU 
totaled 89 points, while SFA 

Rodeo team wins 
SW Texas contest 

Porter Craig and Ronnie 
Walters were average win- 
ners for last weekend as the 
NSU mens intercollegiate 
rodeo team won first place at 
the Southwest Texas Junior 
College Rodeo Oct. 10-12 in 
Uvalde, TX. 

Craig won the average in 
bareback riding by placing 
first in the short go-round 
finals and tying teammate 
Greg Truex for first in the 
long go-round. 

Truex finished third in the 
short go-round finals to place 
second in the bareback 
riding average. 

In bull riding, Walters was 
the average winner. He claim- 
ed the average by splitting 

third, fourth, and fifth places 
in the long go-round and 
placing second in the short 
go-round finals. 

Two other students placed 
for Northwestern at Uvalde, 
where the Southern region of 
the national rodeo associa- 
tion opened its 10-rodeo 

Kristy Ryder won first 
place in the long go-round of 
breakaway roping, and Stuart 
Gardner took fourth in the 
steer wrestling finals. 

This was Craig's first inter- 
collegiate rodeo since 
1983-84, taking last year off 
to compete exclusively in the 
Professional Rodeo Cowboys 

grabbed the championship 
by placing five runners in the 
top nine slots, and gaining 22 
points. Second-place San 
Jacinto held 33. 

Behind Northwestern'was 
Blinn Junior College (100), 
LeTourneau (131) and Sam 
Houston State (174). 

Individual times for NSU 
were Ronald Wilkins, 11th; 
Mark Spikes, 15th; Buzzy 
Crenshaw, 17th; Marvin 
Lyons, 22nd; Joe English, 
24th; and Russell Duty, 28th. 

Of the top six Demon run- 
ners, four were freshmen who 
ran their initial 10 kilometer 
race instead of the customary 
five miles. Assistant coach 
Steve Thomas was 

"We got to see what 
10,000 meters (10 
kilometers) was like for our 
freshmen. It was a big ex- 
perience for them," he said. 
"As of now, our biggest sur- 
prise is the freshmen, 
especially English. He has 
improved so much..." 

The NSU meet winners 
were Houston Baptist in the 
mens' division and Lamar in 
the womens' grouping. NSU 
was third in the women's 
competition out of ten. 

"The women's team really 
did super," according to 
Thomas. "The third place 
finish was the best they've 
done all year, and Missy Lan- 
dreneau really made the dif- 


Oct. 22. 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 

Time of year for those State Fair Blues 

There's something about 
this time of year that really 
depresses me. Maybe it's 
because it's the proverbial 
"middle-of-the-semester" and 
I'm behind in all my classes. 
Or maybe it's the fact that it's 
October and the leaves are 
falling. And we're falling, 
too - from the heat. 

Or maybe I've got, what is 
known to MSG students and 
carnival workers alike, the 
State Fair Blues. 

Just think about it. Do you 
remember anything good 
about State Fair weekend in 
recent history? 

Year before last was bad 
enough. That weekend Dave 
Treen lost the governor's 
race to Edwin "who me ?" 

Gimme a break! 

I went with some friends 
from high school and we got 
lost and ended up at the 
wrong Holiday Inn. We did 
find the right Holidy Inn, 
which was worse than getting 

I lost $10 trying to wirr a 
stuffed animal. One of my 
friends won it and gave it to 
his girlfriend who got sick of 
carrying it around and left it. 

And I wasted 50 cents to 
see a midget named Little 
Ruby who sat and watched 
TV while she signed a 
postcard that cost an addi- 
tional 25 cents. Yes, I bought 
the thing. 

And, oh yeah, we lost the 

I swore I'd never go back. 
But, well, last year we had a 

good chance of beating Tech. 
And I had a hotel room close 
to the fairgrounds. So I hit 

Shreveport hoping to tear up 
the town. 

Little did I know that the 
worst storm in recent history 
would also hit Shreveport 
hoping to tear up the town. 
And ruin State Fair once 

I swam to the stadium and 
managed to keep from 
drowning. The only good 
thing about the game was the 

pint of Old Charter in the hip 
pocket of my father's green 
overcoat (which I told 
everyone was a London Fog). 

And we lost the game. 

And probably the worst 
thing about losing is that my 
brother (through no fault of 
my own) attends Louisiana 
Tech. Every year when he 
says "What happened to ya'll 
this time?" all I can manage 
to mumble is "Tech sucks." 

Mow let's get serious. Tech 
clobbered McNeese and 
North Texas. ..bad. We beat 
McNeese by one point, and 
lost to North Texas by three 

On the other hand, 
Southern Mississippi beat 
Tech 28-0 and only got us 
14-7. I'm not really sure that 

makes me feel any better, 
but let's think about it. 

But, who knows. ..maybe 
this will be our year. Come on 
guys... let's Wreck Tech. 

I'll see you all in 
Shreveport this weekend. 
And who knows. ..maybe Lit- 
tle Ruby will be at the Fair 
again. ..and maybe I'll get to 
see Bea Bea the 
monkey.. .and we can ride the 

Hmmm...l really do have 
the State Fair Blues. 

Craig Scott, a junior 
from Natchitoches, has at- 
tended the State Fair 
seven times, never won a 
stuffed animal, gotten 
sick from cotton candy 
and was bitten by a 
monkey named Bea Bea. 

My 'one of those days' lasts for a full week 

I'm sure everyone's had 
one of those days, where 
nothing seems to go right 
and you're always in the 
wrong place. the wrong 

But have you ever had one 
of those weeks? 

If there is such a thing, I 
had it last week. 

To start with, I was glad 
there was no Current Sauce. 
I was tired of having to stay 
up all night Monday trying to 
put the newspaper together, 
and the staff and I had a 

reprieve for once. ..only to be 
faced with the first 72-page 
yearbook deadline. 

Yes, it seems most of the 
Sauce staff also works on the 

So, all week I took pic- 
tures, developed pictures (or 
what was supposed to be pic- 
tures), and tried different 

And more often than not, 
I gave up on the page I was 
working on and began doing 
another. I know I'll have to go 
back to those other spreads 

some day, but why do today 
what you can put off til 

Our new typesetting 
system, my pride and joy, 
didn't do too well this week. 
It ate paper, typeset pages of 
"d7d 7d jdkje 3 a sjio453t 

— ( I2S — RE 3 :.", and began in- 
itializing my disk right in the 
middle of a story. 

I wonder if a computer 
system can have a mid-life 
crisis when it's still new? 

Of course, class further 

complicated things. I missed 
two tests and six classes. I 
couldn't seem to get my body 


cf "STAR WARS'? 

College Press Service 

and my alarm clock 

When one of my pro- 
fessors gave out the little 
"sorry, but you're failing," 
slips, I knew I would get one. 
Luckily, I didn't. 

Well, that's one thing that 
didn't go wrong. 

The worst thing that hap- 
pened last week was that I 
had to do the thing I least like 
to do in a major situation: 
make a decision. 

It seems that a university in 
Texas that I had applied to 
when I was in high school had 
kept up with me, and knew I 
was Current Sauce editor, and 
they knew of the big award 
we won last year. 


That same school threw 
me for a loop when I got a let- 
ter last Monday asking me to 
apply for the editorship of 
their school newspaper. ..and 
it's a daily! 

C'mon guys. This weekly 
drives me crazy sometimes. 
I'd be nutty and I'd never go 
to class if I ran a daily paper. 

I have to admit, though...l 

considered it. I'm too close to 
graduation to leave, but 
what's a few semester hours, 

Well, considering tuition 
costs in Texas, it was about 

Money talks, so I'm still in 

I was really looking for- 
ward to going to the LSCJ 
Homecoming over the 
weekend, but my car 
wouldn't cooperate (and I just 
paid it off, too). Besides, I 
didn't realize my family had 
four of the best seats in the 
stadium, so I cancelled my 

And went to the Student 
Body Saturday night. ..along 
with about 50 other people. 

Fun. Zzzzzz. 

So, I'm looking forward to 
this week. It's State Fair 
Classic week (although I'm 
not going. ..twice is enough 
for me. I couldn't handle 7 
like Craig Scott!), I'm headed 
to Houston this weekend, and 
I have no major tests on the 

And if I get too depressed, 
I'll just look back and thing at 
least it isn't still last week... 

John Ramsey is a junior 
from Baton Rouge who 
can't see himself as an 
editor in Texas since he 
doesn't even own boots or 
a cowboy hat. But he has 
the right initials... 


Oct. 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 


Terrorism can't be 
tolerated by U.S. 

President Reagan's response to the hijacking of 
the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro is not only com- 
mendable, but it was also his only choice. 

Worldwide terrorism can not go unpunished, or 
it will continue to grow. The United States and other 
civilized nations must show swift, effective, and if 
necessary, military resistance to these modern-day 

American citizen Leon Klinghoffer was murdered 
on board the ship, and it is good to know that 
Washington cares enough about its citizens to risk 
confrontations with other nations to protect them. 

Reagan stood up to Egypt's president Mubarak 
and told him no apologies would be given for the 
forced landing of the Egyptian airliner and the U.S. 
capture of the hijackers. Good job, Ron. 

Now, maybe, the United States has a policy it will 
keep. No terrorism will be permitted in the world. 
And if it does happen, these third-world cowards 
can expect quick and effective retaliation. 

Campaigning hurts 
election credibility 

Last week, students went to the polls (or did 
they?) to choose the two students who will repre- 
sent the University next year as Mr. and Miss NSU. 

These, of course, are honorary positions and not 
political ones. Some people on campus don't know 
the difference, however. 

Not only were campaign signs put up all over 
campus, but some students actually received phone 
calls late the night before by students soliciting 

This is not only unethical and downright tacky, 
but it takes away from the honor of being Mr. and 
Miss NSU and demeans it to the point of being just 
another position to run for. 


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Wyble responds to 
reader's comments 

Dear Editor 

In response to Eddie 
Thompson's letter to the 
editor last issue, allow me to 
share my opinions. 

No one can dispute that 
the school-sponsored 
organizations he spoke of are 
indeed "student-fee spon- 
sored." In fact, he, in those 
same words, stated the 
reason we want our fellow 
students to get involved. 

Some time ago Nor- 
thwestern students saw a 
need to form such organiza- 
tions for either representa- 
tion or services. They (the 
students) also agreed to pay 
for these services back then. 
More recently, last spring all 
full-time students were given 
the opportunity to reconsider 
the student fee structure and 
likewise the SGA itself. A 
vote of confidence was 
registered at the election 
machines. Once again the 
students saw a need. 

The "go getters" that he 
condemned (by the way, 
what is wrong with a "go get- 
ter?") in his comments are for 
the most part selected by the 
students. He also implied that 
those student leaders are ex- 

empt from the costly ex- 
penses and "already absurd 
cost of education." Mr. 
Thompson, we pay those 
same fees that you do and try 
to work for you, too! 

His theory is that "most 
students are here for one of 
three reasons", one being to 
get an education. He con- 
tradicts himself and I quote, 
"I signed up to get a degree." 
Do you want knowledge or a 
document? I know of no 
employer who is in search of 
apathetic job-seekers with a 
symbolic piece of paper. 
Extra-curricular activities of- 
fer a chance for self- 
improvement by self- 
discipline, organization, con- 
fidence, and friendships to 
name a few. 

I would like to invite you 
(no, challenge you) to attend 
an SGA meeting. We meet 
every Monday at 6 p.m. You 
would be pleasantly surpris- 
ed at the lack of politics in- 
volved. Don't let us in- 
timidate you and don't cheat 
yourself out of a well- 
rounded educational 

Shawn Wyble 
SGA president 

Theft a major problem in dorms 

Dear Editor 

This letter concerns an 
ever-present problem or 
threat we are faced with every 
day. That problem is theft. 

As a Resident Assistant in 
the dorm, I am approached 
[ar too often each semester 
hy residents who have been 
victimized by one of the 
criminals" who frequent our 
c ampus (this problem is 
Specially bad in the first and 
'ast few weeks of the 
semester) with alarming 
regularity. Checkbooks, 

stereos, watches, wallets, and 
even clothes are stolen from 
our students' rooms and cars. 

Although I seriously doubt 
that we can convince these 
consciousless individuals to 
cease their illegal selfish 
behavior, but we can make it 
harder for them to continue j 
to victimize us and deny us I 
the personal freedom we 
deserve. Lock all doors, win- 
dows, and cars. Report a theft 
as soon as you know about it, 
and don't be afraid to report 

a thief if you know of their ac- 
tivities (those who passively 
turn their heads are no better 
than the thief himself). 

Most importantly, we have 
to learn to work together! 
Learn who is allowed into 
your neighbors room or car, 
find out who belongs in the 
dorm and who doesn't. 
Report any suspicious activi- 
ty to the house director or 
proper authorities. If you 
watch for you friends and 
neighbors, they'll do the 

same for you. 

It's a sad shame that we 
have to take precautions and 
fear the worst, but theft will 
continue for as long as we 
choose to tolerate it. 
More than once I've let down 
my guard and had posses- 
sions of mine "ripped off." 
Until we get tough on thieves 
and make an effort to get in- 
volved. ..they will gladly take 
the clothes right off our 

Michael A. Taylor 
RA, Rapides Hall 

John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Theresa Guillory 
Cammy McClary 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
Patrick Wyatt 
Staff Writers 

John Berthelot 
Kevin Hopkins 
Dennis Wilson 


Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Manager 

Betsy Lyle 

Advertising Sales 

Russel Bienvenu 


Peter Minder 


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Page 8B 

Intramural action this week features con- 
tinuing flag football regular season games, 
along with an IM Council meeting at 6 p.m. 
in Union 236. 

A piano recital featuring Marvin 
Blickenstaff will be held on Thursday at 8 p.m. 
in the Recital Hall of the A. A. Fredericks 

Saturday will climax State Fair week as the 
court will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at In- 
dependence Stadium, prior to the 7 p.m. 
kickoff between NSC and archrival Louisiana 
Tech. Northwestern is the home team this 

Rally in the Alley will be held Saturday at 
1 p.m. in Shreve Square, at the'foot of the 
Texas Street bridge. 

The movie Police Academy will be shown 
by SAB in Kyser Hall's auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 
on Thursday. Students are admitted free with 

The State Fair tailgate party is set for Tur- 
pin Stadium's parking lot at 5 p.m. on Wednes- 
day. At 7 p.m., Northwestern's SGA and the 
Tech student government will square off in 
Turpin in the annual "SGA grudge match." 

An NSU Mixer and "Find the Bulldog" is 
scheduled for Tuesday night at the Student 
Body nightclub on the Highway 1 Bypass. The 
party begins at 10 p.m. 

The SAB video Best Defense, starring Ed- 
die Murphy, will be shown all week at 9 a.m., 
3 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Addition, located on 
the ground floor of the Union. 

The Lady Demon volleyball team will host 
Northeast Louisiana University at 7 p.m. 
Wednesday at the Recreation and Intramural 


The 38th annual convention and show for 
the National Business Aircraft Associa- 
tion was recently held in New Orleans. This 
year, Dean Barry Smiley (Business and Ap- 
plied Sciences) and Dr. Bill Shaw were piloted 
to the affair by Larry Varnado and Don 
McWilliams of the Aviation Science 

On display were more than seventy new air- 
craft, and manufacturers from around the 
world were represented, and three other 
universities were present to sell their profes- 
sional aviation programs to the "captains of 
industry" that buy aircraft and employ people 
to fly and maintain them. 


Oct. 22, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 10 

At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the NSU band plays 
host to the Louisiana Music Educators 
Association District Marching Festival in 

Turpin Stadium. All NSU students will be ad- 
mitted free of charge. 

Continuing Education's Weight Control 

seminar will be held Wednesday at 5:15 in 
East Caspari Hall 207. 

Le Cercle Francais will hold its next 
meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in Union 240. 

The State Fair pep rally/burning of the 

bulldog will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday 
in front of Iberville Dining Hall. The State Fair 
supper, featuring the NSU Entertainers, will 
be held at 5 p.m. 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha social sorority 
fashion show will be held Thursday in the 
Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. 

Fall additions to Tau Kappa Epsilon social 
fraternity's Little Sisters are Shannon 
Benten, Shahn Dempsey, Carole Smith, Laurie 
Thornton, Tonya Stroud, Sheree Cox, Paige 
Whitley, and Paula Windham. 

Several poems written by Dr. Norman Ger- 
man of the Language Arts department have 
been published in various literary journals. 

German joined the NSU faculty this fall after 
teaching at Lamar University in Beaumont, 
TX, and USL in Lafayette. 

Continuing Education's Wilderness Sur- 
vival School begins Friday, and will be in- 
structed by Dave Brown. The adults-only class 
will run on Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. begin- 
ning this week. 

For more information, call 357-4579. 

NSU placed fourth overall this week in the 
collegiate division of the horse judging com- 
petition at the 1985 Morgan Horse Grand Na- 
tionals and World Championships in 
Oklahoma City. 

Robin Younger, Carol Phillips, Shelah 
Amedee, and Patty Bouzan represented the 

Honeywell is offering a $10,000 grand 

prize to the winner of a national essay con- 
test, in which the writer must project 
technological advances in the next 25 years. 

For more informatiom, write Honeywall Inc., 
Minneapolis, MN 55408. 

Dean Besch of the LSU-Baton Rouge 
veterinary school will be on campus next 
Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Williamson Hall 109 
at 9:30 a.m. 

All interested are invited to attend. 

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Dr. Ricardo Clemente, associate professor 
of management information systems, served 
as economic development chairman for the 

seventh annual Association of Caribbean 
Studies conference in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad 
and Tobago. 

He has previously worked for the United 

Eight members of the NSU rodeo team 

qualified for the professional Louisiana Rodeo 
Cowboys Association Championship finals in 
Hirsch Coliseum over the weekend. 

Among them were Ben West, Keith 
Hataway, Joey Roberts, Brian Carroll, Myles 
Parker, Mark Picard, Poncho Manzaneres, and 
Ronnie Walters. 

A 28-panel architectural exhibit entitled 
"Modernism in Louisiana: A Decade of Pro- 
gress 1930-1940" is now on display in the Han- 
chey Art Gallery of the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

The "Institut international de Droit d'Expres- 
sion Francaise" (French-speaking law associa- 
tion) will hold its annual meeting November 
3-9 in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New 

For information, call 233-1020. 

The newest art exhibition at the New 

Orleans Museum of Art is "Sandra Garrard 
1952-1984." For more information, call the 
museum at (504) 488-2631. 

Leo Loudenslager, the seven-time U.S. 
National Aerobatic Champion and five-time 
world champ, will perform on Nov. 9-10 in 
Lake Charles at Chennault Air Force Base. 
Watch for details. 

Northwestern's Pi chapter of Phi Alpha 
Theta history honorary society, won the best 
chapter award in the 1983-84 during Mary Lou 
Wernet's presidency. 

The award consisted of a $250 allowance of 
books, which were selected by the chapter and 
the department of history, social sciences, and 
social work. 

Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 11 

LSCI board chairman says 
University's future bright 

John Ramsey 


Helen Crawford 

Chairman of LSCI Board of Superuisors 

LSG Board of Supervisors 
chairman Helen Crawford 
said Thursday during a cam- 
pus visit that she sees a 
bright future for 

"I envision nothing but a 
marvelous future for Nor- 
thwestern.'' she said, adding 
that LSG will "bring in a 
group of highly-respected 
and qualified consultants 
who enjoy great prestige, 
esteem, and credibility in 
higher education'' to work 
with her recently-appointed 
task force on the transfer 

Crawford appointed the 
fifteen-member committee 
last week. It is headed by Nat- 
chitoches attorney and 
businessman Sam J. Fried- 
man, a member of the LSG 
Board of Supervisors. 

Crawford said that she 
understands the fears and 
concerns the NSG communi- 
ty has about the possible 
transfer of governance, and 
added that the LSCJ system 
will do nothing to hurt 

"It is not the intention of 
the governor, the (Board of) 
Regents or the Supervisors to 
downgrade or degrade Nor- 

thwestern in any way during 
these studies. Northwestern 
has a long tradition of splen- 
did service to Louisiana, and 
the only intention of the 
study is to bring people 
together to work diligently 
not only to preserve but 
enhance this special institu- 
tion in our state." 

The LSCJ chairman said 
she understands "the fears 
and anxieties of people in 
Natchitoches, Northwestern 
students, alumni, and staff 
members, and those 
associated with LSCJ bran- 
ches in Alexandria and 
Shreveport, because we are 
embarking one something 
that I realize is somewhat dis- 

However, Crawford said 
that she "is confident that if 
we can keep open minds, ap- 
proach the study calmly and 
professionally, there is op- 
portunity for some great 
things for both Northwestern 
and LSCJ." 

"The potential is enor- 
mous," she said. 

She also said that the LSCI 
Board has "no preconceived 
ideas" about NSCJ's potential 
role in the system, and she 
remarked that the Board of 
Regents and then the gover- 
nor, not LSCJ, initiated the 


Vandals from Louisiana Tech University spray painted various parts of the cam- 
pus Tuesday night, including their main target, Turpin Stadium. Most of the graf- 
fiti was removed in time for the high school marching band contest Wednesday 
night. Lighter damage was reported at Tech's campus in Ruston. 

Besides Friedman, other 
task force members ap- 
pointed by Crawford include 
LSG board members Camille 
Gravel of Alexandria, Dr. 
Louis Pendleton of 
Shreveport, Gordon Dore of 
Crowley, John Cade of Alex- 
andria, and Bert Turner of 
Baton Rouge. 

NSG faculty and staff 
members on the committee 
will be Dr. Mildred Bailey, 
dean of graduate studies and 
research; Dr. Edward 
Graham, dean of the college 
of arts and sciences; and 
Jerry Pierce, assistant to the 

Others invited to join the 
study are former Nat- 
chitoches mayor Ray Scott, 
Ann Brittain, retired minister 

and NSG alumnus Dr. Jolly 
Harper. Baton Rouge 
businessman Joe Traigle 
(also an NSG alumnus), and 
Board of Trustees member 
Mack Abraham of Lake 

Crawford said the makeup 
of the task force 
"demonstrates that the LSG 
Board is sincere in seeking 
input in the study, because it 
is imperative that good faith 
is exhibited in the solicitation 
of information, advice and 

She said the study will be 
"an honest, sincere approach 
to ways that governance by 
LSG might enhance and 
strengthen Northwestern 
State Gniversity. The LSG 
system is unique in that each 
campus has a very specific 
and unique role, mission, and 
scope. If Northwestern 
becomes part of the system, 
it, too, will have a special 
role, mission, and scope in 
higher education." 



October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 11 


Failure rate prompts controversial math lab 

Jeff Thompson 

News Editor 

The ever-increasing failure 
rate of students enrolled in 
math courses has forced the 
math department to 
counteract with the new math 

lab this fall. 

Controversy has surround- 
ed the new lab and the $10 
mandatory fee associated 
with it. All students making 
below a 70 on a math test 
must spend a certain amount 
of time in the lab. 

Dr. Walter Pine, professor 

State Fair week 
brings excitement 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

State Fair week once again 
brought excitement and 
disappointment to Nor- 
thwestern students. 

The past week's activities, 
which kept most students 
busy all week, started off with 
the SGA bed races on 

In controversial calls. 
Omega Psi Phi edged Kappa 
Alpha for the mens title while 
The Brew Crew topped Phi 
Mu for the womens crown. 
Over 100 students turned out 
for this event. 

Tuesday night featured the 
"find the bulldog" contest at 
the Student Body nightclub. 
Clues to the location for the 
$ 100 bulldog were given and 
students went back and forth 
to the campus to look for the 

Several students were in 
the right place at the right 
time but without the riqht 
equipment. Alberto Carrera 
showed up at the site (bon- 
fire) with flashlight and came 
up with the bulldog to the 
dismay of the other students 
who looked in the same 

"We were so damn close," 
said one student. Another 
added that "he took it right 
out from under my nose." 

When money is involved, 

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friendly competition turns 

The Tuesday night mid- 
night (?) breakfast turned out 
to be more of a food fight 
than a breakfast. Some of the 
students who showed up at 
12 a.m. didn't understand 
that at Northwestern, mid- 
night is at 11 p.m. 

The excitement continued 
on Wednesday night when 
the Northwestern SGA 
defeated the Tech SGA 
(again), 21-14, in the annual 
SGA grudge flag football 

Thursday night saw the 

see "State Fair" 
on page 4 

of math, said that "people 
need to give the math lab 
more time since it is a new re- 
quirement. In the long run, it 
will only help the students if 
they give it a chance and ef- 

But not everyone, in- 
cluding senior Tracy Bedell, 
agrees with the lab. 

"This is my last semester 
in school and I feel the lab 
isn't worthwhile," she said. 
"Sometimes the lab has 
twenty-five students and on- 
ly two tutors. It can take thir- 
ty minutes to have just one 
question answered because 
of the simple fact that there 
is a student-tutor ratio of 

"It times the lab seems to 
be overflowing," said math 
tutor Micky Stroud, who 
works in the lab. "At other 
time, when there are no tests, 
the lab may have only three 
or four students. People need 
to use the lab all semester." 

"The lab has only been 
beneficial in regard to my 
math grade," said senior 
Mike Taylor. "It has helped 
me understand, but you must 
also be willing to learn the 
material, not just have the 
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The controversy of the re- 
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The Demon lead of 10-3 
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Jren at the University's Child Development 
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dship Tree." Making the presentation are 
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, and Clint Foster. An open house at the center 
duled for Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in South 
ear Turpin Stadium west side). 

"Next week pre- 
registration will be held with 
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available this week at the 
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November fourth and con- 
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students instructed to use 
this time to see their advisor. 
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data. Advising for the largest 
department, Basic Studies, 
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fourth through the fifteenth. 

Kyser Hall rooms 21 1 and 
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October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 11 

CAMPUS are stand-up com- 
edians: Soviet-born Yakov 
Smirnoff, former Saturday 
Night Live writer Andy An- 
drews, and comic-hypnotist 
Tom DeLuca place first, se- 
cond, and third as this year's 
most-booked acts on the col- 
lege circuit. The average cost 
is $1,500 per show, plus 


unpopular at the University 
of Arkansas. The weekend 
classes resulted from a 
change in the structure of 
CIA's summer school to ac- 
comodate the continuing 
education needs of public 
school teachers. Students 
complained that the weekend 
classes are difficult and ex- 
pensive for students who 
commute, work, or need 
childcare services. 

most Americans. A recent 
Gallup Poll found that 91 per- 
cent consider higher educa- 
tion "very important" or "fair- 
ly important." Only 7 percent 
said a college education is 
"not too important." 

ever with American college 
students this year, according 
to clothing retailers. 
Although jeans have long 
been the favored apparel of 
students, retailers say the 
"working-class look" 
popularized by Madonna and 
Bruce Springsteen has pro- 
duced a boom in denim 

The Second Front Page 

No Nukes! 

Protestors ready for historic coast-to-coast march 

Hoping to revive the fires 
of campus anti-nuclear ac- 
tivism, disarmament pro- 
ponents are combing col- 
leges this month to sign up 
students for an "un- 
precedented" nine-month 
march across the country. 

Leaders of PROPEACE 
(People Reaching Out for 
Peace) hope to attract 5,000 
people - over 2,000 of them 
college students - to march 
from Los Angeles to 
Washington D.C. next year, a 
3,235 mile journey beginn- 
ing in March and climaxed by 
a candlelight vigil by one 
million protestors in 

"Members of Congress 
have made it perfectly clear 
that nothing will happen to 
dramatically affect the arms 
race until there is, literally, a 
citizen uprising," explains 
PROPEACE founder David 
Mixner, a veteran of Vietnam 
War protests and longtime 
organizer of state ballot 

To pull off the "uprising," 
Mixner hopes to raise $18 to 
$20 million, which would 
make it the most expensive, 
prolonged protest in 

PROPEACE will also have 
to find some way to awaken 
the dormant campus anti- 
nuclear movement. 

"Organized anti-nuclear 
forces on campus are not 
there now, but there is a great 
deal of receptivity to the 
issue," reports Marshall 
Mayer, who is organizing 

PROPEACE's current four- 
week national 125-campus 
recruiting drive. 

Because few students can 
devote nine months to walk- 

won't have a future unless 
nuclear arms are dismantl- 
ed," he says. 

Efforts to build a sustained 
anti-nuclear weapontry cam- 

says. "All that goes on in a ci- 
ty will be going on in the 

Meals, laundry supplies, 
showers, and medical equip- 

ing across country, Mayer pus movement peaked with ment for marchers will be 



has organized a panel of pro- 
fessors to aid students in get- 
ting course credit for the 

March organizers expect 
students will make up bet- 
ween 33 and 40 percent of 
the participants. 

Mayer thinks the sheer 
magnitude of the sacrifice 
PROPEACE is seeking will 
revive interest in the arms 

"People go to college to 
build a future, and people are 
increasingly realizing they 

the "convocation" and 
"Ground Zero" teach-ins and 
rallies of 1983 and 1984. 
Organizers readily confess it 
was mostly a faculty -- not a 
student - movement. 

But even faculty groups 
faded away in the months 
after the spring, 1984 net- 
work television broadcast of 
The Day After, a film about 
the effects of nuclear war. 

The size and drama of the 
PROPEACE march will at- 
tract attention. "This is going 
to be a moving city," Mayer 

supplied by 75 electric cars. 
Hot water will be heated by 
portable solar heaters, as 
organizers are trying to keep 
the march environmentally 

The march route is across 
the Mojave Desert to Las 
Vegas, through Utah, across 
the Continental Divide in Col- 
orado, over the plains of 
Nebraska and Iowa, to 
Chicago, New York City, 
Philadelphia, and 
Washington, D.C. 


Tuesday, Oct. 29 

LMEA District II Marching 
Festival, 3:00, Turpin Stad. 

Lady of the Bracelet Interest 
Party, 12-3 p.m., Union 

NSU Band "Haunted House" 
7-9 p.m., Warren Easton 

Basketball cheerleader tryout 
3-7 p.m., Prather Coliseum 

Wednesday, Oct. 30 

Rape Awareness Seminar 
9 a.m., Union 320 
2 p.m., Sabine lobby 
6:30 p.m., Varnado lobby 

Phi Alpha Theta luncheon 
12 p.m., Union 240 

Intramural Volleyball team 
captains meeting, 7 p.m., 
Rec./IM Bldg. 114 

Thursday, Oct. 31 

Le Cercle Francais 
5 p.m., Union 240 

NSU Band "Haunted House' 
7-9 p.m., Warren Easton 

SAB Halloween Costume 
Party, 6 p.m., Union 

SAB videos, 9 a.m.. 3 p.m., 
7 p.m., Union Addition 

Friday, Nov. 1 

Volleyball team at USL 
Tournament, all day, 

Bach Festival: Choral Music 
8 p.m., Recital Hall 

Saturday, Nov. 2 

SAT. 8 a.m., Kyser Hall 

Gospel Concert, 7 p.m. 
Prather Coliseum 

Demons vs. Southwest Texas 
7 p.m., San Marcos 

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Oct. 29, 1985 


Vol. 74. No. 1 1 

Three sessions set 
for rape awareness 

Checking it out 

Officials from the LSCI system visited the campus last week. Talking with Wat- 
son Library director Dr. William Buchahan are LSCJ-Baton Rouge chancellor 
James Wharton, LSCI system president Dr. Allen Copping, Board of Supervisors 
member Louis Pendleton, and Helen Crawford, chairman of the Supervisors. 

A special Rape Awareness 
program will be presented 
Wednesday for the benefit of 

Rape Awareness Sessions 
All day Wednesday 

University students and per- 
sonnel, according to Mickie 
Townshend of the University 
Counseling Center. 

Three sessions of the pro- 
gram will be held, beginning 
at 9 a.m. in Union 320. 

At 2 p.m. the program is 
set for the lobby of Sabine 
Hall, while the 6:30 p.m. ses- 
sion will be in the lobby of 
Varnado Hall. 

Athlete graduation rates misleading? 

Colleges are exaggerating 
the number of athletes they 
actually graduate, the 
Government Accounting Of- 
fice (GAO) says. 

Some campus sports sup- 
porters fret the GAO report 
may resuscitate congres- 
sional efforts to force col- 
leges to pay closer attention 
to how well student-athletes 
are doing in class. 

The GAO says studies 
claiming college athletes 
graduate at about the same 
rate as their non-athlete 
peers are flawed. 

The GAO said an 
American College Testing 
(ACT) program student of 
how many athletes graduate 
simply compared graduation 
rates of athletes and non- 
athletes, but didn't break out 
how many athletes were on 
scholarship, says the GAO's 
Carolyn Boyce. 

Another study, this one by 
Advanced Technology, Inc., 
and trumpeted by the Na- 
tional Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA) as proof 
colleges work hard to 
educate athletes, statistically 
compared "apples to 
oranges,'' Boyce says. 

As a result, they didn't 
answer questions posed last 
year by Rep. James Howard 
of New Jersey, who wants to 
stop alumni from deducting 
their money donated to col- 
leges that fail to educate their 

"Should we allow money 
to be deductible for advanc- 
ing education when athletes 
don't graduate?'' asks Scott 
Imus, an aide to Howard. 

Howard wants to end 
deductions for donations to 
schools that don't graduate 
at least three-quarters of their 

scholarship athletes within 
five years of starting school. 

Imus says Howard figures 
that scholarships are sup- 
ported in varying degrees by 
tax deductible dollars, but 
are used to enhance schools' 
teams with little regard for 
graduating the athletes. 

Boyce also notes the ACT 
study, which was commis- 
sioned by the NCAA to help 
refute charges colleges ex- 
ploit athletes, did not break 
down the data by institution. 

The schools with good 
graduation records for their 
athletes may have very small 

or nonexistant programs, she 

As a result, the study says 
little about how effective 
scholarships are in pro- 
moting education. 

Only 23 percent of the 
schools surveyed actually 
responded to the ACT' 


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Students and staff may at- 
tend any of the three. 

The speakers for the pro- 
gram will be Samantha Dye 
and Marcy Pitkin of the 
Shreveport YWCA Rape 
Crisis Center. The program 
will not be a lecture, but a 
presentation in which Dye 
and Pitkin share with the au- 
dience information vital to 
both men and women. 

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Vol. 74, No. 1 1 


Second half explosion lifts Louisiana Tech 

'Dogs do it to Demons one more time 

John Ramsey 


the writer of the hit song 
D f a few years ago Do that to 
n e one more time was a foot- 
all man, he may have been 
linking of the State Fair 
[lassie when he wrote it. 
For the 14th time in 15 
lears on Saturday the 
lulldogs of Louisiana Tech 
lid it to the Demons at the 
ouisiana State Fair in 
Shreveport, 33-17. 
Itwas the sixth straight win 
n the series for Tech, who 
aised their record to 6-2 with 
he win. NSU fell to 2-5. 

It wasn't the biggest 
ilowout of the series by any 
neans, nor it was it the 
teest of State Fair mat- 
:hups. It was, however, 
ypical for the Tech fans who 
:xpect their team to win and 
or Demon fans who grit their 
eeth at the mention of that 
chool in Ruston. 

The game, played before 
5.000 fans in Independence 
itadium, started well for 

The Demons drove down- 
ed on their first possession 
ram the NSU twenty, all 
he way to a first-and-goal at 
he Tech five, where a com- 
Nation of a penalty and 
lingy Bulldog defense forc- 
d Keith Hodnett to kick the 
ie| d goal. The 23-yarder was 
l°od and NSU was on top, 

!t was NSCTs turn for a 
loal-tine stand on Tech's 
possession as the Dogs 
Arched from their 17 to the 
'orthwestern 1. The Demon 
^nse held, stopping Tech 
inning back Joe Rasco 
*ee straight times, and the 
lu lldogs were forced to go 
r" a George Benyola 
'•yard field goal to tie it up. 

" e Demon offense 
ponded to the great play 
th e defense when NSU got 
* b all back. On the play 
, °*jng the kickoff, Wayne 
8n hit a streaking Odessa 
u ' n er f or a big gain. 
. Ver y big gain, as Turner's 

le end 

Jons a 10-3 

U P the purple-clad por- 

" of the stadium. 
J ter Tech did nothing 

nt he ball, NSU tried again 

yard romp put the ball in 



on ;heir next possession. The 
Demons moved downfield to 
the Tech 24, but a John 
Stephens fumbled on the 22 
ended the drive. 

Again, Tech's sluggish of- 
fense did little, and NSU had 
another chance. A 51 -yard 
field goal attempt was no 
good, though, and it may 
have given Louisiana Tech 
the momentum. 

The Bulldogs capped a 
67-yard drive with a Jordan 
Stanley-Garlon Powell com- 
pletion for nine yards and a 
tying score. 

The half ended with the 
score knotted up at 10-10. 

The second half, well, was 
"spectechular" for Bulldog 

Wayne Van's first pass of 
the half was intercepted by 
Richie Sims, who lateraled 
the ball to free safety Doyle 
Adams, who dodged his way 
to the Demon 10. 

Two plays later, Powell did 
the dodging from five yards 
out as he put the Bulldogs on 
top, 17-10. 

It wasn't NSU's quarter, as 
a Van bomb was picked off 
minutes later by Barry 
Hamilton. The Demon 
defense forced the Techsters 
to take a field goal from 
22-yards out. 

After a third Benyola field 
goal had given the Dogs a 

23-10 lead, quarterback Rob 
Fabrizio replaced Van for the 
Demons, but the results were 
the same. 

Fabrizio's first pass of the 
game was, unfortunately for 
NSU, his first to be picked off 
all season. Adams in- 
tercepted and cruised 51 
yards for a Bulldog TD. The 
score was 30-10 Tech, and 
most of the NSU fans still in 
the stadium exited at this 

They missed some 
fireworks left on the purple 
side, however, as Fabrizio hit 
Floyd Turner for a 32-yard 
touchdown with 7:26 left to 
make it a 30-17 game. 

Tech fumbled on its own 
35 less than a minute later, 
and hope sprang up for Nor- 
thwestern players and fans. 

Graham couldn't hold on 
to it on the next NSU posses- 
sion, though, and Tech seal- 
ed the victory. 

Benyola added his fourth 
field goal late in the game to 
make the final 33-17. The 
LTU senior kicked his 17th 
this season, and it was the se- 
cond game this year he's hit 
four in one game. 

Both teams have con- 
ference dates this week, as 
the Demons travel to GSC- 
rival Southwest Texas (San 
Marcos) and the Bulldogs 
host Lamar. 

Takin' it to Tech 

Odessa Turner heads upfield toward the endzone in 
Saturday's State Fair Classic game with Louisiana 
Tech. The Demons lost, 33-17. 

This week at 

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Oct. 29, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 11 

Do or die 

Struggling Demons risk Gulf Star lead in San Marcos against SWT 

Coach Sam Goodwin can 
be glad of one thing: Nor- 
thwestern'.s Southland Con- 
ference schedule is over. 

The Demons went 1-4 
against SLC competition, 
beating only McNeese, 
14-13. MSG lost to Arkansas 
State (12-10), North Texas 
(34-14), Northeast (45-21), 
and Louisiana Tech (33-17). 

If there's a bright spot, it's 
that the Demons are 
undefeated where it 
counts. Gulf Star Con- 
ference action. 

A 14-10 Demon win over 

Sam Houston two weeks ago 
puts Northwestern in a tie 
with Stephen F. Austin for 
first place in the GSC. Both 
teams stand at 1-0 in the 

For the Demons, a win at 
Southwest Texas . State on 
Saturday will put NSU in the 

thick of the Gulf Star race. A 
Southwest win is necessary 
for the Bobcats to have a shot 
at the loop title. 

Should the Demons win 
their next four (SW Texas, - 
Nicholls. Southeastern, and 
Stephen F. Austin) thev will 

finish at 6-5 and be un- 
disputed GSC champions. 

It's not an impossible 
dream. For the last couple of 
years Goodwin's Demons 
have done well in November 

Two seasons ago the 
Demons began with a 1-7 

Lady Demons begin work 

Workouts began last Tues- 
day for the NSU Lady 

Texas-Arlington 27, Northeast LA 13 

Northeast isn't doing too well lately as the Indians drop- 
ped their second straight game. The Mavericks now stand at 
2-0 in the Southland Conference. 

Sam Houston 34, Lamar 22 

The "surprising'' Cardinals have returned to form, as Lamar 
has turned a 3-0 start into a 3-4 record. The game was LCI's 

McNeese State 0, North Texas State 

What excitement! Neither team could get the ball over the 
goalline even once. NTSCI moves to 2-5- 1 , while the Cowboys 
go to 3-3-1. 

Nicholls State 20, Southwest Texas 12 

The Colonels raised their Gulf Star record to 1 - 1 with the 
win over the hapless Bobcats, who fall to 1 -6 overall and have 
assured themselves of SWT's first losing season since 1973. 

Alcorn 23, Southern 13 

The Braves beat up on the Jaguars in Baton Rouge to put 
a kink in Southern's SWAC title hopes. 

Iowa 49, Northwestern 10 

Those other guys with our name couldn't handle the 
number-one Hawkeyes as Iowa steamrollered the 'Cats. 
Northwestern fell to 3-4, one better than NSU's 2-5. 

Eureka 17, Concordia 14 

President Reagan's alma mater won one for the Gipper as 
they beat archrival Concordia by three. 



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"Not being able to open up 
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The team will have to be in 
shape as they'll be facing 
their toughest schedule in 
years. Pierson noted that 
"we'd like to start the season 
with more victories before 
Christmas so that we don't 
have to try and make-up after 
the holidays as we've had to 
do in years past." 

NSU is expected to receive 
not only fine play but also 
plenty of leadership from 
senior guards Teressa 
Thomas and Lonnie Banks, 
along with reserve Val 
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some spark off the bench and 
she's not afraid to mix it up 
underneath. She lets the 
other team know that she's in 
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One plus that Nor- 
thwestern enjoys is that a 
core of experienced players 
are coming back. "With the 
late practice starting date 
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The Lady Demons ran 
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Pierson sees this season as 
even more of a challenge. 

mark, but finished at 4 
Last year's squad began 
0-2 but won seven of eight 
finish with a 7-4 record. 

Southwest Texas entej 
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The Bobcats are assured o 
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The Bobcats finisha 
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October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 11 



Even the headline 
the Lone Star State 

The most popular saying about our 
nearest neighbor, the Lone Star 
State, is that everything's big in Texas. 

Boy, someone hit the nail on the 
head when they came up with that 

I was born in Houston some twen- 
ty years ago, and for the first few 
years of my life I was brought up in 
the midst of dad's constant cussing 
of the city's interstate system, the 
new space center near our house, and 
the Houston Oilers. 

Even though they had Bum at the 
time, I was still a Luv ya Blue! fanatic. 
I even bought the Houston Oilers 
Number One single. 

Mow that's dedication. 

Last week, I returned to Houston to 
visit my grandparents. Despite my 
Texan origins, even I had forgotten 
exactly how big Houston, and Texas, 

I left the campus at 1 2:30, but after 
getting a Texas-sized speeding ticket 
on the way (damn if I ever go through 
Polk County again!) I didn't pass the 
"Houston City Limits "sign until 4:30 
in the afternoon. 

4:30. The same time Houston's 
rush hour starts. 

And since I was coming from Nat- 

chitoches, I entered the city on the 
northside. Naturally, my family lives 
in Pasadena, a suburb (pop. 350,000 
- everything's big in Texas) of the "big 
city" located in southeast Harris 

The infamous Houston freeway 
system is now in much better shape 
than 1 remembered it, for everything 
was six or seven lanes wide, with no 
construction! (Anyone who's ever 
been to Houston knows how amazing 
that is). Traffic was heavy, but not 
standstill. I had been expecting the 
highway to look like a huge parking 




But my mind was still boggled by 
the sign that had six different direc- 
tions on it. Hmmm. I had the choice 
of the Beltway Eight (sounds like a 
movie theatre), 1-10 east or west, 1-45 
north or south, 1-610 (a giant loop 
around the city), or I could stay on the 
Eastex Freeway and go downtown. 

I was certain that downtown was 

not where I wanted to go, however. 

Luckily, I knew the general direc- 
tion I wanted to go, and finally exited 
the Gulf Freeway near Granny's 
House over an hour after I arrived in 
Houston, and I had gone 62 miles.. .all 
in the same city. 

Guys, do you realize that if you 
could pick up Houston and put it 
somewhere else, it could touch both 
Natchitoches and Shreveport? 

On the way, I passed an auto 
dealership which sold six kinds of 
cars, a nightclub that looked like 
Prather Coliseum, and a 28-screen 
porno movie theatre and book store. 

Everything's bigger in Texas... 

The next day, while coming back 
from the grocery store (in which I ran 
over the Ritz Cracker salesman with 
my basket. ..another story altogether) 
we passed one of Pasadena's four 
high schools. 

"Is that one of the University of 
Houston campuses?" I asked 

Ten minutes later, she was still 
laughing. 1 finally figured it out after 
I passed the school's main campus, 
stadium, baseball field, tennis courts, 
and indoor swimming complex. 

Boy, I was amazed. The place look- 
ed like some smaller college cam- 

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have any good Halloween 

Dressing up as evil 
characters always brings out 
the best in me. ..I mean the 
worst. And that's the most 
fun of all. 

At Christmas we all feel we 
should be nicer than 
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Earth, Goodwill Toward Men. 
(Now why we can't be nice all 
the time, I don't know.) 

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vampire or a bunny rabbit 
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October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 11 


Is the Classic dying? 

Another State Fair Classic has come and gone, and again, 
Northwestern is second-best. 
In more ways than one. 

The Demons lost to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Unfor- 
tunately, it didn't stop on the football field. 

NSCI was generally embarassed at the Rally in the Alley 
pep rally, although our students did win some trivial com- 
petitions such as beer-chugging. Louisiana Tech's SGA 
humiliated our student government at the annual State Fair 
brunch. The list goes on. 

Some of Shreveport's media outlets seem to bleed red and 
blue. It seemed the Bulldogs were coming "home" to meet 
an "outsider." It did not seem like two schools, nearly-equal 
distances from Shreveport, were meeting on neutral turf (or 
should we say natural grass). 

Of course, the game itself is little fun for alumni of Nor- 
thwestern. Tech has won 14 of the last 15. Maybe that's why 
less than 15,000 fans dotted huge Independence Stadium. 

The game is losing the meaning it once had. Fewer and 
fewer people attend the festivities each year. Maybe we've 
gotten to the point where Tech-Northwestern should be 
played in Ruston's Aillet Stadium and in our own Turpin 

Northwestern should not abandon the State Fair Classic 
because it loses the vast majority of the games, but because 
of the diminishing impact of the State Fair. And playing se- 
cond banana every October to the thousands of high school 
seniors in Shreveport does nothing for our recruitment 

In fact, State Fair is probably one of the best recruitment 
tools our friends from Ruston have. 

Traditions die. Times change. And after next year's 50th 
anniversary game perhaps the time will come for the Classic 
to gracefully phase out. 


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for guilt when you get a bet- 
ter present than you gave, 
and, well, you don't spend 
any money. 

As I've gotten older, I think 
I've enjoyed Halloween more. 
I don't trick-or-treat, but just 
having a good excuse to 
dress wild and have fun 
makes Halloween special." 
And nobody gets mad if you 
party too much or stay out 
too late ("But dad, the bewit- 
ching hour doesn't start 'til 

Choosing a costume can 
sometimes be hard, though. 
I've been to parties as Santa 

Claus, the devil and Dracula. 
Maybe I'll go as myself this 
year.. .that's pretty scary. 

But since I'll be in Dallas 
on Halloween night, I'm sure 
I'll be able to scare up some 
spooky characters to 
celebrate with. 

Or maybe I'll wear paisley 
and a cowboy hat with a Don 
Johnson jacket and just 
blend in with the crowd. 

Craig Scott is a junior 
public relations major 
who has redecorated the 
journalism department 
with cute Halloween 

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This editorial will be a 
change from the past and try 
to list positive things about 
MSG or things that I like it 
when they happen. 

One pleasant surprise is 
how many people besides the 
newspaper staff and NSG 
faculty read the Current 
Sauce. I thought most 
students used it for a 
Placemat in the Union during 

Let's see, what do Nor- 
thwestern students like to do 
ln the afternoon? Obviously, 
take naps! This is apparent 
*'th the number of people I 
know that 1 can't locate in the 

There is only one 
drawback from daily sleep- 
ing. ..when you finally wake 
up, you either have a 
headache or hair that needs 
to be beaten down with a 

You can avoid all this by 
sleeping during class, like 
most junior and seniors have 
learned after years of 

As for things 1 like to do, I 
like to play sports of any 
kind. Some of my favorites 
are golf, ice hockey, soccer, 
and Austrialian rules foot- 
ball. Well, golf is about the 
only one I can actually enjoy 
while in Natchitoches. 

The frustration of trying to 
hit a little ball several hun- 
dread yards is a feeling 
beyond explanation. Golf is 
by far the most humbling 
sport known to mankind, but 
the sense of accomplishment 
in sinking the last shot after 



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spending several hours play- 
ing golf and drinking beer at 
the Rec Complex makes it all 

/ like it when that happens. 
And I can then go home and 
say "I'll never play that stupid 
game again!" 

Washing clothes is another 
"fun" thing, and you must 
decide where to do it every 
week. Doing my wash at m\ 
aunt's house is a hidden e - 
tra I like, since going to the 
washateria is one of the most 
depressing moments of my 
•••w«ek:'"Thi-s- --place attracts 

some of the most bizarre 
people in Natchitoches 

Well, at least they have 
clean clothes... 

One thing I really like 
about NSG is how friendly 
the 200 students here are. I 
arrive at that figure from the 
amount of parking on cam- 
pus. There are twice as many 
faculty spaces as compared 
to student spaces. 

I suppose parking tickets 
are a great source of revenue 
for the University. 

I walk to school, but have 
friends who collect tickets 
like postage stamps. Instead, 
I just sit in my chair on the se- 
cond floor of Kyser, smoke a 
cigar, and listen to people's 
ideas. I try to write what peo- 
ple think and don't actually 

Jeff Thompson, a senior 
public relations major 
from Audubon, NJ, hopes 
his parents don't read the 
section about his smoking 
and drinking beer. 

John Ramsey 


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Patrick Wyatt 
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October 29, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 1 1 

NSG's production of Agnes of God was one 

of seven plays entered at last week's Louisiana 
College Theatre Festival, hosted by Northeast. 
Other participating universities included NLG, 
Louisiana Tech, Centenary, NcNeese, Tulane, 
and Grambling. 

A rape awareness seminar is set for 
Wednesday in three locations on campus. 
Open to all students, the 9 a.m. session will 
be in Union 320, the 2 p.m. session in the 
Sabine Hall lobby, and the 6:30 p.m. session 
at Varnado Hall's lobby. 

The Student Nurses Association will 
have a meeting to discuss spring registration 
of nursing students on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 
5:30 p.m. in Union 321. 

The equine science department will host 
their second annual horse show at the Equine 
Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. on. Jambalaya 
will be sold for $1 per plate. 

Several poems written by Dr. Norman Ger- 
man of the Language Arts department have 
been published in various literary journals. 

German joined the NSU faculty this fall after 
teaching at Lamar University in Beaumont, 
TX, and USL in Lafayette. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity will 
devote itself to fundraising for St. Jude's 
Children's Hospital Nov. 3-9. 

"Students Celebrate Their Ideas,'' an ex- 
hibit of art works by University art students, 
is on display through Thursday in the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery of the A. A. Fredericks 
Center. The gallery is open daily (M-F) from 
1 -4 p.m. 

NSU placed fourth overall this week in the 
collegiate division of the horse judging com- 
petition at the 1985 Morgan Horse Grand Na- 
tionals and World Championships in 
Oklahoma City. 

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of management information systems, serva 
as economic development chairman for the 

seventh annual Association of Caribbean 
Studies conference in Port-of-Spain. Trinidai 
and Tobago. t 
He has previously worked for the UnitecA 



Eight members of the NSU rodeo tea#_ 

qualified for the professional Louisiana RodeoM^* 
Cowboys Association Championship finalSK™ n! 
Hirsch Coliseum over the weekend. v ,"^° 
Among them were Ben West. KeiWrft 
Hataway, Joey Roberts, Brian Carroll. Myli 
Parker, Mark Picard, Poncho Manzaneres, am 
Ronnie Walters. | he: 


A 28-panel architectural exhibit entitle MaScI 

"Modernism in Louisiana: A Decade of Hr.' ttec 
gress 1930-1940" is now'on display in the Halt ' a ' id s 
chey Art Gallery of the A. A. Fredericks Centfj F* e d 

Won, ir 

The "Institut international de Droit d'Exprq Le - 
sion Francaise" (French-speaking law associ* k, p| a y 
tion) will hold its annual meeting NoverriwEngj 
3-9 in Baton Rouge. Lafayette, and Mefce Ei 
Orleans. "Iperfc 

For information, call 233-1020. f cone 

The newest art exhibition at the MejF 1 

Orleans Museum of Art is "Sandra Garrari| 
1952-1984." For more information, calltN 
museum at (504) 488-2631. 

Leo Loudenslager, the seven-time a 
National Aerobatic Champion and five-til 
world champ, will perform on Nov. 9-10 
Lake Charles at Chennault Air Force Basfy, 
Watch for details. 

Northwestern's Pi chapter of Phi A1PT P 
Theta history honorary society, won theb«t ^« 

chapter award in the 1 983-84 during Mary ^ 
Wernet's presidency. 

The award consisted of a $250 allowance 
books, which were selected by the chapter^ , 
the department of history, social sciences, 31 

social work. 

Publications continue to rely on student fees 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 



°J ect With student fees ever in- 
" ears reasing, many students 
' n c. orI1 etimes wonder where 
f,eir money is going and 
tygt is being done with it. 
Over the years, a small 
portion of Northwestern's 
impujMent fees have been 
t 9 3()ilocated for student publica- 
Ions. Campus newspaper the 
r^ent Sauce and yearbook 
tePorpourri have received 

much needed revenue from 
this source. 

The Current Sauce however 
cannot operate solely on the 
$3 per semester the publica- 
tion receives from stude nts, 

Who's using it? 

Part 1 of 3 

according to adviser Peter 

"Almost all of what we 
receive goes directly back to 

printing costs of the 
newspaper," he said. "On a 
yearly basis, we may receive 
approximately $20,000 from 
students, whereas our prin- 
ting contract with the Nat- 
chitoches Times is for 

The Current Sauce began 
the fall semester with 
estmated income from stu- 
dent fees of $10,000, 
estimated advertising in- 
see "fees" 
next page 



Current Sauce 




for till 


Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 12 


rtist Series brings 
ancers to campus 

i tean 

R 0C jJ The world-renowned Erick 
i na | s fl«wkins Dance Company of 
Jew York City will perform in 
y . jpcert Tuesday on campus. 

The 8 p.m. modern dance 
^y |e j mcert, which is part of the 
s, and liversity's Artist Series, will 
! held in the A. A. 
tedericks Center's Fine Arts 
uditorium. MSG and Loui- 
entitle Ha School students will be 
of Pro fitted by presentation of 
he Han valid stu dent ID. 
Center. ^ e dance company has 
"formed throughout the 
"ion, including stops at the 
, rpS !nne dy Center in 
tx P r "J fchington, D.C. They have 
assoajiQp| ayed jn , ta , France> 

vemb*d England, 
d Neijhe Erick Hawkins group 
Perform three dances at 
* concert, including the 

elaborate Plains Daybreak, a 
ceremony that takes place on 
the great American plains on 
one of the days at the begin- 
ning of the world. 

Other dances include 
Agathlon, a "celebration of 
being alive," and Hurrah, a 
celebration of the Fourth of 

The concert will highlight 
a two-day residency at the 
University by Hawkins. He 
will begin the residency Tues- 
day with a 10 a.m. lecture in 
the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

He will also conduct 
modern technique 
workshops in the Recreation 
and Intramural Building 
Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. 

Dance Dance Dance 

The Erick Hawkins dance company of New York City will perform at 8 p.m. Tues- 
day in the A.A. Fredericks Center. Admission is by ID. 


Southeastern president dumps football 


John Ramsey 


in* ° ut heastern Louisiana University 
9- 10 * J decide d to drop its football pro- 
Rasf w t0 s P end the money saved on 
:e do pemics, according to Dr. Larry 
> President of SLU. 
^ain did say that he would keep 
a " if it would become self- 
i Alp" porting. | n other words, 
the Jheastern must gain com- 

^ ar y L< V»! nts of $2 million in donations 
" n "e next five years, "or $400,000 


program to continue, 
goal isn't met, with deep 

-■n.AiuvcycOIS, ui 

vance ( |j a f r for the next four years," 
r^tpraH It , r the proqram to continu 

ces. a"N-. 

regrets I must terminate the football 
program at the end of this season to 
maintain the quality of academic pro- 
grams essential to the development 
of this great region we live in," said 
Crain. "This state and this university 
must get our priorities in order. A 
strong regional university educates, 
researches and provides the basis for 
productive, sustained economic 

The Green and Gold has a record 
of 1-8 thus far, beating only Nor- 
theast in a 19-17 upset in Hammond. 
SLG lost its first game after the an- 
nouncement, 55-15, on Saturday at 
Southwest Texas. 

"The losing record and lack of at- 
tendance had virtually nothing to do 
with the decision," said Crain. 
"Strawberry Stadium, which was built 
in the 1930s, severely limits spec- 
tator seating and our ability to 

"If the university's resources fail to 
improve, we may even have to con- 
sider eliminating other athletic pro- 
grams, such as men's and women's 
track," Crain said. 

"We must never, never lose sight 
of our primary reason for existing - 
higher education," he added. 

Southeastern, which started its 
football team in 1930, will save more 

than $400,000 by dropping football, 
and could add another $63,000 a 
year if it drops the track program. 

According to the SLG budget, the 
school is spending $762,000 on foot- 
ball this year, with $362,000 
"justified" by Crain for things such as 
the band and cheerleaders. They will 
continue to be funded. 

"Basketball is close to paying for 
itself and baseball has great poten- 
tial," said Crain. He added that he 
made the announcement last week so 
that football players will be able to 
transfer to other schools and par- 
see "Lions" 
on page 13 




Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 12 

New Shreveport 
facility complete 


Managing Editor 

Northwestern's College of 
Nursing has realized a dream 
which began in 1 974 with the 
completion of the new Nurs- 
ing Education Center in 

Plans for the $5.4 million 
facility began twelve years 
ago and it is practically in full 
use today. When furniture for 
the new buildings arrive, the 
complex will be fully utilized. 

Dr. Peggy Ledbetter, dean 
of the college of Nursing, 
commented that with the 
new facility, the College of 
Nursing has "identified in- 
novative ways of teaching. 
Those now going through 
our master's program will 
have manty exciting oppor- 
tunities," she said. 

The new campus is com- 
posed essentially of three 
buildings, including the 
former Line Avenue School 


Nursing students 
can practice not only 
illness care, but 
health maintenances 
in a realistic hospital 

9 * 

which was originally to be 
demolished to make room 
for the new structures. 

Through efforts of con- 
cerned Shreveport citizens, 
the previously condemned 
building was placed on the 
National Register of Historic 
Places. The building has 
been restored and converted 
into a functional classroom 

The new structures consist 
of a two-story section, main- 
ly classrooms, and a four- 
story section for faculty and 
administrative offices. 

No auditorium was includ- 
ed in the construction, but 
the use of collapsable walls 
separating the two largest 
classrooms, school-wide 
assemblies will be possible. 

The center was designed in 
consideration of all the 

modern aspects of nursing 
education. The large library 
contains medical holdings 
for researchers and students 
alike. A TV studio and clos- 
ed circuit television will allow 
a large classroom of future 
nurses to view difficult and 
delicate operations. 

"One of the basic prin- 
ciples in nursing is becoming 
an integral part of health 
care," Dean Ledbetter said. 
"With changes in society, 
people are in the hospital 
less. We are interested in the 
well-being of people; making 
for a healthier society. We 
are no longer strictly in il- 
lness care, but in health 

Nursing students can prac- 
tice not only illness care, but 
health maintenaces in a 
realistic "hospital" lab, which 
contains twenty hospital 

According to the dean, the 
center will eventually make 
use of a student response 
system, which, with the use 
of computers, will enable 
students to make immediate 
responses to teacher's ques- 
tions. This will help instruc- 
tors to know exactly where 
the class stands in certain 
subject matter. "The use of 
computers in nursing educa- 
tion is limitless,'' Dean 
Ledbetter said. 

With each floor decorated 
in a different color scheme, a 
spacious lounge area, the 
glass-enclosed library and 
marble staircases, most 
students and faculty 
members agree that the Nur- 
sing Education Center is a 
beautiful and functional addi- 
tion to Northwestern. 

Students enrolled at the Shreveport campus recently moved into the new N8( a ' )0Ut 

nursing center on Line Avenue. The center enrolls several hundred students. 


continued from 
page one 

come of $4,000 and a carry- 
over of $5,500, Minder 
pointed out. 

Expenses are estimated at 
$9,000 for weekly printing, 
$5,500 for student scholar- 
ships, $ 1 ,000 for typesetting 
fees and office supplies, and 
$4,000 for the lease on new 
typesetting equipment in- 
stalled on campus in 

"Without the advertsing 
revenue," Minder said, "The 
paper clearly could not begin 
to cover its costs. The $3 per 
semester that each student 
pays is, of course, the bulk of 
our revenue, but certainly not 
all of it." 

Northwestern's yearbook 
the Potpourri is in a much dif- 
ferent position. Due mainly 
to large printing costs in the 
past, the yearbook owes the 
university a debt of approx- 
imately $30,000. 

"The cost of producing a 
yearbook is much different 

from a weekly newspaper," 
Minder said. "And since there 
are no alternatives to in- 
come, the budget consists 
entirely of student assessed 

The Potpourri fee of $20 for 
full-time students once a year 
is paid only in the fall 

The estimated income of 
$60,000 is divided among 
approximate printing costs of 
$35,000, student scholar- 
ships fo $6,912, $5,000 for 
photographic supplies and 
processing, and $1,000 for 
typesetting fees and office 



Junior Sizes and 
Misses Sizes 

Large selection of colors and styl 
(Some also 
In plus 

Minder said that the l< 
tover balance of $12,088 
applied to paying the debt 
the university, and to schols 
ships and supplies for na 
semester, since Potpourris 
dent assessed fees are on) 
collected during the Fa 

"Much has been done 
try to lower the cost oftli 
yearbook," Minder conclui 
ed. "Amazingly less is beir. 
spent this year for printin 
than in past years. We fa 
that the money we get frof 
students for both the Pi 
pourri and the Current Saw 
is wisely spent." 


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Vol. 74, No. 12 


Nov. 12, 1985 

Page 3 

Author part of Lecture Series 

Gilchrist speaks to large crowd 

* NSIf 

Babatunde Obayan 


Nationally acclaimed 
author Ellen Gilchrist spoke 
to a large crowd last Monday 
in the A.A. Fredericks Center 
a s part of the University's 
Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Gilchrist, who lives in New 
Orleans and Fayetteville, AR, 
is the author of Victory Over 
Japan, which won the 1984 
American Book Award for 
Fiction, and various other 
novels and short stories. 

She has been proclaimed 
[iy Newsweek as "a natural 
teller of tales." 

Gilchrist told the audience 
about her insecurities as a 
child, and how she 
discovered herself and her 
love for literature. She said 
she was born into a "family of 
poor brokers, the only girl, 
and a middle child." Her 
nickname was "Shorty." 

In those days it was the 
general belief that "boys 
were more valuable than 
girls," but she always liked 

1 ran the marathon that I final- 
ly knew who I was," she 

Said Gilchrist, "I learned to 
make peace with my parents 
and to step back and listen 
when they talked." It came to 
her realization that what her 
parents had been saying to 
her in those days when she 
was younger was not as 

t 4 

...a school should 
be a place where it 
would be fun to 
teach; a people where 
people out to come 
and beg to teach. 

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for na 
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are oni playing with the boys though 
ne "| she had "to fight to play with 

"I have always wanted to 
be beautiful," Gilchrist said, 
"and to get men to love me; 
I thought it was the most im- 
portant thing." Even when 
she was pregnant she always 
wished for boys, and all her 
kids turned out to be boys." 

It was after four marriages 
that Gilchrist began to learn 
about herself and to meet 
goals. "I also went through an 
xpensive and laborious 
Psychoanalysis," she said. 

Being a devoted athlete at 
foe age of 34 also helped," 
|she said. "But it was the year 


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negative as she had thought; 
the message had been "don't 
die, don't get hurt, don't die 
before me." 

Gilchrist noted that "it is 
possible to learn more from 

a three-minute record than 
you learn in school," but she 
still believes that "as a school 
should be place where it 
would be fun to teach; a place 
where people ought to come 
and beg to teach." 

She said she regrets the 
fact that, when she was a stu- 
dent, she did not appreciate 
courses such as physiology, 
microbiology, physics, and 
chemistry. "Every time I have 
a cold I think about 
microbiology; if I had to do it 
all over again I'd attack 
viruses," she joked. 

"I am enchanted by 
literature," said Gilchrist. "I 
love literature so much, I 
could not sit around and 
argue about it," she said. "I'd 
get into a fist fight over a 

In closing, she left the au- 
dience with a classic poem by 
Alverna Hyne called "Listen 
Galaxia," a poem that she has 
kept for twenty years. She 
also promised to leave a copy 
of the poem for "whoever 
might be interested on the 
school bulletin board." 

Pretty picture 

Cane River Belles member Melissa Canales flashes 
a smile to the audience at Saturday's football game. 
The Belles and the Spirit of Northwestern band will 
perform at the last home game of 1985 next Saturday 
against Stephen F. Austin. 

'Agnes of God' state's best 


The University's recent 
production of Agnes of God 
was acknowledged by almost 
everyone as being good. 

Last week, at the American 
College Theatre Festival's 
statewide contest at NLCJ in 
Monroe, the judges agreed 
that it is good and nominated 
the play for regional 


The John Pielmeir play 
about a young nun who 
secretly gives birth to a child 
in her room at the convent 
was the choice of all three 
critics, who hailed from 
universities in Florida, 
Missouri, and Washington. 

Agnes of God and several 


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as a member of the Army Nurse 
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means you're part of a health care 
system in which educational and 
career advancement are the rule, 
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other nominated shows from 
nine area and state festivals 
in Louisiana, Arkansas, New 
Mexico, Oklahoma, and 
Texas will be considered in 
December when a regional 
committee meets to select 
the eight shows to be 
presented in Fort Worth in 
January for regional 

In addition to the critics' 
choice for the best produc- 
tion, the play also received 
major awards for best 
lighting design by Stephanie 
Jimerson, best technical 
direction by Michael Atkins, 
best direction by Ray Schex- 
nider, and best execution of 

Two members of the 
Agnes of God cast received 
individual awards and will 
audition in Fort Worth for the 
coveted Irene Ryan 

Selected for the auditions 
were Mary Ellen Davis- 
Franklin, who played Miriam 
Ruth the mother superior, 
and Myrna Schexnider, who 
portrayed Dr. Martha Liv- 
ingstone, a psychoanalyst. 

According to Dr. William 
Hunt, chairman of the depart- 
ment of theatre and media 
arts, the 1986 and 1987 state 
competitions will be hosted 
by NSU in the A.A. 
Fredericks Center. 

set designed for travel. 

Guys and Gals 1 
Hair Salon 


jSuntan Bed lO visits $25.00 

ROTC haircuts $5.00 

Union first floor 


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Nov. 12, 1985 


Vol. 74, No. 12 

Students picked using various criteria 

Who's Who picks 53 students for inclusion 

Pat Wyatt 

Staff Writer 

Fifty-three juniors and 
seniors at Northwestern have 
been selected for inclusion in 
the 1986 edition of Who's 
Who Among Students In 
American Universities and 

The students were selected 
on the basis of academic 

achievement, service to the 
community, leadership in ex- 
tracurricular activities, and 
potential for continued 

Beakie Baggett, associate 
director of the publication, 
said NSCTs students join an 
elite group of students who 
have been selected from 
1,400 colleges and univer- 
sities in the United States and 
several foreign nations. 

The directory was first 
published in 1934. 

Students from NSC 
selected are Susan Arthur, 
Monica Aucoin, Charlene 
Barton, Brad Bates, Stacy 
Baumgardner, Mary Ann 
Bishop, Celia Blandon, Lisa 
Bordelon, Lisa Jan Bryant, 
Denise Chance, Natasha 

Angela Faccone, Jeff Fon- 
da, Craig Forque, James 

Who's got a camera? 

The Demon coaching staff confer with players during a timeout called by Nicholls 
State at the game in Thibodaux. NSU won, 20-14, to go to 2-1 in the conference. 




Frazier, Sharon George, 
Thomas Goss, Jon Guess, 
Karen Hanks, Judy Hum- 
phrey, Tim Jacobs. 

Dennis Jeffares, DeShon 
Jenkins, Anita Lodridge, Bet- 
sy Lyle, Chris Maggio, Marty 
Maley, Robert Moore, Marva 
Moxey, and Raymond 

Lynn Nicolle, Michael 
Packard, Belinda Slaughter 
Parker, Rita Ravare, Renee 

Richard, Melanie Richardson, 
Jonna Dee Ritterbeck, Roy 
Roach, Angela Row, 
Elizabeth Sandiford, Stacy 
Scroggins, Leah Sherman, 
Guy Simmons. 

Paula Simmons, Larry 
Southerland, Sharon Spillers, 
Mike Taylor, Jeff Thompson! 
Laura Beth Waguespackl 
Jodi Werfal, Amy Whitford, 
Cynthia Williams, and Joella 
Grant Wolf. 


Chances are, getting a good 
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mind frequently these days. It 
is on our mind, too. That's one 
of the reasons your Louisiana 
Investor-Owned Electric Com- 
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our economy going. And there 
are two ways to do that. Either 
by helping the businesses and 
industries we already have in 
our state and encouraging 
them to stay, or by attracting 
expanding business and indus- 
try from other states. Your 
Louisiana Investor-Owned Elec- 
tric Companies are doing both. 

Our experienced teams of indus- 
trial specialists are continually 
discussing expansion with exist- 
ing in-state industries and also 
with out-of-state firms. What 
we're offering them are tailor- 
made packages that include 
attractive tax moratoriums 
and incentives, job training pro- 
grams for high technology and 
other industries and a way of 
life that is attractive to both 
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Page 5 

'I can see no chan ges' 

Athletic director says athletic program should stay the same under LSCJ governance 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

"I can see no change in 
the way we are going to be 
operating our athletic pro- 
gram in the future, regardless 
of who controls us," said NSCI 
athletic director Tynes 
Hildebrand in response to 
rumors about the discon- 
tinuation of the athletic pro- 
gram if the LSCi/NSCI merger 
takes place. 

"It is my understanding, as 
athletic director, that if LSCJ 
governs NSU, we will basical- 
ly operate the same way with 
sports as the other state 
schools, such as Tech, Nor- 
theast, and McNeese," he 
added. "I say this from com- 

ments that have been made. 
Not just my ideas, but things 
that have been told by 

"I think LSCJ would be fair 
with athletics here because 
LSCJ would want their 
students to keep up with 
other students." 

Hildebrand also com- 
mented that in years to come 
"there might come a time 
when we may have to 
become self sufficient in the 
athletic department, but on- 
ly if other state schools are 
also required to do so." 

Hildebrand said that if the 
athletic program were to 
become self-supporting the 
athletic department would 
have to receive support from 


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every alumni from 

"1 would hate to have the 
responsibility of raising that 
much money every year, but 
I believe that with the type of 
alumni Northwestern has we 
could do it." 

Some sports might have to 
be cut back if the alumni 
have to fund the program, 
but football will probably re- 
main since it is a national 
sport and one to which many 
people readily relate. 

Hal Harlan, a member of 
the football team, said, "It 
seems like if everything was 
going to be favorable for Nor- 
thwestern, there would have 
been some type of announce- 
ment of that type." 

Hildebrand said that he 
didn't think there was a delay 
in an announcement because 
it is unfavorable, but because 
"there really hasn't been a 
whole lot done on the issues, 
and if there hasn't been 
anything done there can't be 
any statements made." 

The lack of any specific 
knowledge and/or 

statements is a major con- 
cern to both Hildebrand and 
head football coach Sam 
Goodwin, who both feel that 
this lack of information will 
be detrimental to the 
recruiting program. 

"There is no question 
about it, right now our 
recruiting is in jeopardy 
unless someone comes out 
with some sort of statement 
supporting our position that 
we will maintain an athletic 
program at least at the same 
level we are at now," said 
Goodwin. "I would like to 
have some assurance before 
we get into the recruiting 
season, which is less than a 

month away." 

"I haven't received much 
information about it [the 
merger], byt any time I ask 
about it, it is always 'if it's not 
favorable for Northwestern 
then it won't take place'," 
continued Goodwin. "I feel 
like that maintaining a foot- 
ball program is real impor- 
tant to the university." 

Goodwin also added, "I'm 
extremely concerned and I 
wish there would be some 
type of statement made so 
that 1 would know where I 
stand and also so the 
students would know where 
they stood too." 

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1 Rabbits 
6 South Americn 

1 1 Come back 

12 Lessens 

14 Babylonian 

15 Three-base hits 

17 Hebrew letter 

18 Hail! 

20 Period ot rest 

2 1 Posed for 

22 Shut up 

24 Female sheep 

25 Part of church 

26 Traps 
28 Tell 

30 Lad 

31 River island 

32 Assisted 

35 Position of 

38 Toward shelter 

39 Snake 

41 Dispatched 

42 Youngster 

43 Small particle 

45 Spanish for 

46 Latin 

47 Announcements 

49 Initials of 26th 

50 Fond wish 
52 Regard 

54 Apportioned 

55 Remain erect 


1 Abode of 
the Deity 

2 Near 

Current Sauce 

3 Wheel track 

4 Transgresses 

5 Shoots at from 

6 Higher 

7 Son of Adam 

8 Dance step 

9 Kind of type, 

10 Meal 

11 Harvests 

13 Mediterranean 

16 Church bench 
19 Empowered 
21 Splash 
23 Figure of 

25 Assumed name 
27 Organ of sight 
29 Dine 

32 Detested 

33 Raised the 
spirit of 

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35 Condiments 

36 Joined 

37 Atmospheric 

40 Capuchin 

43 Blood 

44 Bird's home 

47 Nothing 

48 Music: as 

5 1 Therefore 
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© 19M United Feature Syndicate 

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Nov. 12, 1985' 

CURRENT saci^e' 

Vol. 74, No. 12 

University's history book officially released 

Northwestern State Univer- 
sity of Louisiana, 1884- 1 984: 
A History by Dr. Marietta 
LeBreton was officially 
released by the NSCi Press at 

an autograph party Friday. 

The 320-page book 
presents the story of the 
University from its concep- 
tion in 1884 through its 

Let's hear it! 

The Spirit of Northwestern drum major Ken Crocker 
leads the band at Saturday's contest against Nicholls 
State in Thibodaux. 

Test yourself. 

Which early pregnancy test is as 
easy to read as red, no -white, yes? 

Which is a simple one-step test? 

Which has a dramatic color change 
to make the results unmistakable? 

Which is 98% accurate, as accurate 
as many hospital and lab tests? 

Which is portable for convenience 
and privacy? 

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"lilSu aj,noA 

Centennial celebration in 

The book is priced at $30, 
and copies may be obtained 
from the NSU Press, on the 
second floor of Kyser Hall. 

Using the 15 presidential 
administrations as a struc- 
tural focus, LeBreton traces 
the development of the in- 
stitution from a two-year, 
teacher-training school to the 
present multifaceted 

Changes in the school's 
name, organization, cur- 
ricula, programs, and 
physical plant are developed 
throughout the 100-year 

"But the history of NSU is 
much more than voluminous 
file drawers filled with musty, 
old, official documents," ex- 
plained LeBreton, an NSU 
faculty member since 1963. 

"It is the story of people - 
presidents, professors, 
students, athletes, alumni, 
and friends of the University 
- whose paths crossed at 
NSU and whose footprints 
are still visible today." 

"As with people 
everywhere," she continued, 
"there are good and bad, 
happy and sad, humorous 
and tragic throughout the 


Photographs, included 
throughout the book, were 
obtained from the University 
archives and from individuals 
and families whose ties to 
Northwestern are genera- 

tions old. 

LeBreton spent six years 
researching and writing the 
history of NSU, and she add- 
ed that her book is also an in- 
teresting interplay of educa- 
tion and politics in Louisiana. 

Flight team takes 
third at regional 

The NSU Flight Team 
qualified recently for the Na- 
tional Intercollegiate Flying 
Association's national com- 
petition in Waco, TX in April, 

Northwestern became 
eligible for the meet by plac- 
ing third at the regional meet 
in Waco in late October. The 
top three teams at the 
regional meet qualified for 
the nationals. 

Texas State Technical In- 
stitute was first, followed by 
Delta State in second. 

Behind Northwestern were 
San Jacinto, fourth; Loui- 
siana Tech, fifth; NLU, sixth; 
Central Texas, seventh; 
Nicholls State, eighth; and 
Southwest Texas Junior Col- 
lege, ninth. 

Members of the indepen- 
dent (non-University funded) 
NSU Flight team are Charles 
"Buzz" Dranguet, James 
Dupree, Alfred Johnson, 
John Quave, Louis Sklar, 
Mike Turk, and alternate 
Robert Nance. Don 
McWilliams, aviation science 
instructor, is the group's 
faculty adviser. 

According to Turk, since 
the University does not fund 
the team in any way, "we've 
got to pay our own way," he 
said. "It cost us over $1,000 
to go to Waco." 

"The only income we 
receive is through donations 
and through fundraising," he 

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Southerland shares views on transfer with SGA 

Dr. Tom Paul Southerland, 
vice-president of academic 
affairs, recently spoke to the 
Student Government 
Association Senate about the 
transfer of NSCJ to the LS(J 

Southerland said that a 
committee of 20 people have 
been studying the advan- 
tages and disadvantages of 

the transfer. As of now, he 
said, we really don't know 
what they (LSCI) wants from 

"Things like tuition and ad- 
mission policies would stay 
about the same," he said. The 
grading system would 
change to that of the LSCJ 
system, making it harder to 
get off of probation. "But it's 

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the long-range plan, the 
future of the University that 
we are concerned about," he 


He explained "the final 
decision will depend on 
politics. This is sad, but true." 

Leah Sherman, director of 
student life, asks why NSCJ is 
getting so much bad press 
coverage. "The newspapers 
state that we have ten dorms 
and only five of them are in 
use. Why do they ignore the 

fact that the Louisiana 
School has three of them oc- 
cupied, and another has been 
renovated for admissions and 
continuing education?" 

Why do they overlook 
these facts," she asked. 

Southerland responded 
that "the press gives the im- 
pression that we are in bad 
shape. ..and we are not." 

Mary Kratz. graduate ad- 
viser, suggested that "so- 
meone needs to accentuate 
the positive about NSU, in- 
stead of the negative." 

Southerland commented 
that a major problem with 
Northwestern is the lack of a 
public relations department. 
"Lots of good things happen 
here, and we have a hard 
time letting people know 
about it," he said. 

Em Matthews, SGA 
parliamentarian, suggested 
that SGA draft a letter to the 
newspapers and let them 
know our situation. "Our 
hands are tied when we're 
fighting the Shreveport 
Times and Journal," she said. 

Senator Tim Jacobs asked 
"if the transfer takes place, 
will the Shreveport nursing 
school remain a part of 

"This could be a major 
disadvantage," said the vice- 
president. "If the LSCI 
Medical Center rakes our 
nursing school we will lose a 
very prestigious program. 
We will also lose a con- 
siderable amount of money 
for NSCJ and local revenue as 
well," he said. 

SGA and Southerland will 
be setting up another lecture 
consisting of the 20-member 
LSCI committee. All students 
will be invited to attend. Fui- 
ther plans will be announced 


continued from 
page 6 

Three of the team 
members finished second in 
individual events standings. 
They were Dranguet in pre- 
f fight, Dupree in the scan 
test, and Sklar in aircraft 
recognition. Turk was the 
fifth-ranked student in the 
regional's top pilot rankings. 

Donations to help send the 
team to Waco in April are be- 
ing collected by the Office of 
External Affairs. 


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NCAA says turf 
more dangerous 

A football player runs a 50 
percent higher risk of injury 
while playing on a synthetic 
field than on natural grass, a 
recent National Collegiate 
Athletic Association (NCAA) 
study says. 

The NCAA, which has 
been studying football in- 
juries for the last three years, 
also found that more injuries 
occur in the third period than 
any other time. 

But many athletic direc- 
tors, enamored by the lower 
maintenance costs of ar- 
tificial turf, say that the in- 
juries caused by synthetic 
grass are usually superficial. 
They say they'll need more 
data before they abandon the 
artificial surfaces and return 
to grass. 

NCAA officials also say not 
enough data have been col- 
lected to justify a movement 
back to grass, and note many 
of the injuries sustained on 
artificial turf may be minor. 

"You have more abrasions 
on an artificial surface,'' says 
Assistant Athletic Dirctor Bill 
Goldring of Indiana State 
University, where football is 
played on a synthetic surface. 
There does not seem to be 
any evidence, however, of 
more serious injuries on such 
fields, he adds. 

While the NCAA study did 
not differentiate between 
serious and minor injuries, it 
did show knee injuries occur 
about 50 percent more often 
on synthetic surfaces. 

Other athletic directors 
seem to agree with Goldring 
that, until there's more 
evidence the artificial fields 
cause more injuries, they 
won't go back to natural 
grass fields. 

Blaming artificial surfaces 
for increased injuries is "a 
commmon opinion, but it's 
not proven, not scientifical- 
ly," says Clarence Under- 
wood, commissioner of the 
Big 10 Conference men's 

"There haven't been 
enough serious injuries to 
compare." observes Jim Mul- 
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which half of the teams play 
on plastic composition. 

"Very few players like to 
play on it. They complain 
about abrasions and some 
say it's hard on their legs. 
They hurt after a game," Mul- 
doon adds. 

"Wide receivers and backs, 
some of them like it (artificial 
surface) for making quick 
turns. They say they feel 
faster on it," notes Muldoon. 

Some college officials are 
adamant. "We'll never switch. 
Nobody has ever talked 
about it," states Dave Baker, 
sports information director 
for Pennsylvania State 
University, which celebrates 
its 100th football anniversary 
next fall. 

"Our coaches and trainers 
think it (grass) is safer," 
Baker asserts. 

Baker points out, however, 
that Penn State is fortunate 
to have plenty of land to ac- 
comodate the school's wide 
array of athletic programs. 

Some schools do not have 
the space, and find that syn- 
thetic surfaces hold up better 
under heavy use, Baker adds. 

Artificial turf can cost up- 
wards of $500,000 but the 
maintenance is minimal 
compared to grass fields, ex- 
plains Goldring. 

Many schools choose syn- 
thetic fields because of 
weather, Underwood adds. 
All the schools in the Big 10 
except Purdue play on such 
fields because of the severe 

see "Turf" 
opposite page 

Danger Zone? 

Astroturfed Turpin 
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one of the South's finest 
small-university stadiums, 
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hurt athletes. The NCAA 
says yes, according to 
results of a study recent- 
ly released. 

The NCAA report says 
that athletes are 50 per- 
cent more prone to injury 
on an astroturfed field 
than they are on a grass 

Many athletic directors 
disagree with the NCAA, 
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Nov. 12/ 1985 

Page 11 

The Northwestern State 
Lady Demons volleyball 
squad headed into the Gulf 
Star Conference tournament 
Monday with a winning 

After posting a record of 
0-23 during the 1984 season. 
The Lady Demons are riding 
high on a second place finish 
at the University of 
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Head Coach Linda Jones 
commented, "All in all, I 
thought everybody played 
well. For the first time, we 
kept our mental capacity and 
our heads in the game. We 
also did the little things like 
talking to each other." 

The Lady Demons will face 
Nicholls State for the third 
time this season in their 
opening round of the con- 
ference championship in 
Thibodaux. Southwest Texas 
State drew the number one 
seed and Sam Houston State 
the number two slot. Both 
teams receive first round 
byes while Stephen F. Austin 
meets Southeastern Loui- 
siana in the other first round 
match. NSCJ, if it defeats 

GSC Volleyball 

SW Texas 
Sam Houston 
S.F. Austin 

5-0 (29-9) 
4-1 (39-6) 
3-2 (17-16) 
2-3 (8-18) 
1-4 (15-14) 

Nicholls, will play Southwest 
Texas in the second round. 

"It'll will be the best tour- 
nament yet. If the other 
teams don't play up to par, 
anything can happen. I'm op- 
timistic now than I was four 
or five weeks ago. We may be 
peaking at the right time. If 
we play up to par, we'll be all 
right. They're slowly but sure- 
ly realizing they'll be a good 
team in the future. We've 
come a long way and we also 
have a more positive at- 
titude, "said Jones in referr- 
ing to the upcoming Gulf 
Star Conference tournament. 

The Lady Demons will take 
a 15-14 overall record into 
the tournament, after 
finishing conference play 
with a 1-4 record. 

Gussie packs bags, 
leaves University 

Jeff Thompson 

Sports Editor 

Bye Bye Gussie 

GSC Freshman-of-the- 
year Gussie Leonard has 
left the Lady Demon 
basketball team. 

Gussie Leonard, last year's 
Gulf Star Conference 
Freshman of the Year and a 
freshman All-America pick, 
has left Northwestern and the 
Lady Demon basketball 

Pat Pierson, head coach, 
announced that "Gussie left 
school for personal reasons 
and will probably attend a 
school closer to home." 

Pjerson added, "Gussie 
was an outstanding player for 
us and we were proud to have 
her as a Lady Demon. We 
wish her the best of luck in 
whatever future endeavors 
she undertakes." 

Leonard reportedly left the 
team shortly before practice 
opened on Oct. 15. returning 
home to Kenner, a suburb of 
New Orleans. The 61 center 
had not participated in any 
organized practices during 
the preseason. 

Leonard led the Lady 
Demons in scoring last year 
with an average of 19.7 
points per game. She was se- 
cond on the team in reboun- 

ding, and scored in double 
figures for 25 straight games. 
She was the Most Valuable 
Player of the Nevada-Reno 
Lady Pack Classic, won by 

She was Louisiana's top 
recruiting prize after her 
senior season at Bonnabel 
High School. Northwestern 
beat out LS(J, Northeast 
Louisiana and Texas, among 
other national powers, for 
Leonard's signature on a na- 
tional letter of intent. 

With the absence of 
Leonard, former Campti High 
star Linda Grayson is ex- 
pected to move from forward 
to center, and Sandy Pugh 
will likely move into the star- 
ting five at forward. 

The Lady Demons open 
their season on Nov. 30 in 
Prather Coliseum against 
Southern Arkansas Universi- 
ty, then host the University of 
Kansas on Dec. 4 and the 
Lady Demon Christmas 
Classic on Dec. 5-6. 

The first road game of the 
year is Dec. 10 in Monroe 
against NCAA Final Four 
participant Northeast. 

Demons in 'must win ' situation 

The Demon football team 
travels to Hammond Satur- 
day hoping to increase con- 
ference title hopes for a se- 
cond straight year. 

Last season the Demons 
bombed the Lions 34-14 in 
Hammond and tied for the 
GSC title. A loss to Stephen 
F. Austin the following 
weekend forced NSCI to ac- 
cept a tie for the title with 

This season, the Demons 

aren't exactly sparkling at 
3-6, but two of those three 
wins came at the expense of 
conference foes, including 
league-leader Sam Houston. 

SLCI, in perhaps its last 
year of competition (see 
related stories), is 1-8, and 
0-3 in the conference. The 

Lions have never won a Gulf 
Star game, as they were 0-4-1 
last season. 

Northwestern is a solid 
favorite, and a win will set the 
Demons up for a Gulf Star-ti- 
tle clash with Stephen F. 
Austin at home next Satur- 


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weather in the Midwest. 

The Pac 10 schools with ar- 
tificial grass are mostly 
located in the rainy Nor- 
thwest, Muldoon reports. 

Some athletic directors 
prefer the new surfaces. "We 
have actually shown less in- 
juries. However, I don't think 
there's any significant dif- 
ference," says Georgia Tech 
Athletic Director Homer 

"I studied this when I was 
coaching (the professional) 
Cincinnati (Bengals). The 
problems we found were 
mostly when turf was set up 
for baseball and football," 
Rice says, pointing out that 

multiple uses can pose 
problems. _ 

Rice adds the new turfs are 
better and may have less in- 
juries occurring on them. 

Although collegiate sports 
officials do not widely 
recognize the higher rate of 
injuries in third quarters as a 
problem needing immediate 
attention, some conferences 
plan to address the issue. 

Gene Calhoun, superviser 
of Big 10 football referees, 
has recommended the con- 
ference discuss letting 
athletes have a longer time to 
stretch before that start of the 
third quarter to lower the rate 
of third quarter injuries. 

"I will put it on their agen- 
da for their November 
meeting," says Underwood. 




Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 12 

It's a race a g ain? 

Stephen F. Austin loss puts Demons back in race for another conference championship 

John Ramsey 


Northwestern surprised 
Nicholls State in Thibodaux 
on Saturday, 20-14, but the 
big news for Demon fans 
came from Nacogdoches, 

Stephen F. Austin led the 
conference standings with a 
2-0 mark, 7-1 overall, going 
into Saturday's battle with 
Sam Houston. The Lumber- 
jacks were upset at home, 
however, to make the Gulf 
Star Conference football title 
race just that. ..a race. 

Combined with Nor- 
thwestern's win at Nicholls, 
the Demons still have a shot 
to win the conference title. 
Sam Houston now leads the 
pack with a 3-1 conference 
mark, and Northwestern, 
Southwest Texas, and 
Stephen F. Austin are each a 
half-game back at 2-1. 

Northwestern will host 
Stephen F. Austin in NSG's 

The Statistics 
Northwestern at 
Nicholls State 

NSU 13 7 0-20 
Nich 14-14 

NSU - Stephens 7 -yard run 
(Hodnett kick) 

NSU - FG Hodnett 46 

NSU - FG Hodnett 43 

NSU - Graham 7 yard run 
(Hodnett kick) 

Nlch - Brown 1 yard run (LeBlanc 

Nlch - Carrier 90 yard punt return 
(LeBlanc kick) 


only home Gulf Star game 
this year next Saturday. 

Nicholls State and 
Southeastern have been 
eliminated from the title 

The Demons (3-6 overall), 
defeated Nicholls (4-5) for the 
sixth consecutive year by 
scoring 20 unanswered 
points, and then holding off 
a furious Colonel comeback 

After a scoreless first 
quarter. Northwestern got on 
the board first in the second 
period, much to the dismay 

of most of the 7,700 fans in 
Guidry Stadium. John 
Stephens scored from seven 
yards out to cap a six-play, 
38-yard drive. Keith Hodnett 
added the extra point. 

The Demons didn't wait 
long to paid their lead, either, 
as Nicholls' Dexter Carter 
fumbled the ball on the Col- 
onel 16 on the ensuing 
kickoff. Demon Everett 
Gladney recovered. 

The Demons went the 
wrong way, losing yardage 
on the next three plays. 
Hodnett salvaged the drive 
by booting a 46-yard field 
goal to give Northwestern a 
10-0 lead. 

As time ran out in the se- 
cond quarter, Hodnett added 
a 43-yarder to put the NSU of 
the North up, 13-0. 

Momentum continued for 
the Demons in the third 
period. Cornerback Robert 
Moore picked off a Doug 
Hudson pass (one of four Col- 
onel interceptions) at the 
Nicholls 14 to set up Frank 
Graham's game winning 
7-yard push to the end zone. 

The Colonels scored for 
the first time in seven 
quarters (Northwestern won 
the battle of conference co- 
champions, 19-0, in 1984) in 
the final period. 

Nicholls quarterback Billy 
Bob Hebert, brother of 
former Demon quarterback 
Bobby Hebert (now of the 
New Orleans Saints), led his 
troops 91 yards down the 
field in 10 plays, with 
Dwayne Brown scoring from 
the 1, cutting the visitors' 
lead to 20-7. 

Northwestern's offense 
bogged down, and Nicholls 
return man Mark Carrier took 
the punt return 90 yards to 
the Demon end zone. Sud- 
denly, it was a game, 20-14. 

Fortunately, little offense 
was generated by either team 
in the waning minutes of 
play, and Northwestern left 
Thibodaux with a victory. 

For Northwestern to win 
the conference title outright, 
the Demons must defeat 
Southeastern and Stephen F. 
Austin to finish at 4-1. NSC1 
will need help from San Mar- 
cos, TX, though, as the 
Southwest Texas Bobcats 
must lose to Stephen F. 
Austin this weekend and 
upset Sam Houston the 
following weekend. 

Hot Pursuit 

Nicholls State defenders chase down Demon Frank Graham after he caught a pass 
from Wayne Van. The Demons defeated the Colonels, 20-14, in Thibodaux. 

IM football playoffs begin 

The quarterfinals of in- 
tramural flag football action 
begin Tuesday. 

Womens' division teams to 
receive a bye and move to 
the semifinals are Phi Mu, 

Pop Tops, and G.A.S. The 
other semifinalist will be 
decided at 3 p.m. Tuesday 
when Sigma Kappa takes on 
Sigma Sigma Sigma. Phi Mu 
takes on takes on second- 
ranked G.A.S. Wednesday at 
3 p.m. Top-ranked Pop Tops 
takes on the winner of the 
Sigma Kappa-Tri-Sigma 

In the men's fraternity divi- 
sion, semifinal action will be 
held Tuesday at 3 and 4 p.m., 
when top-ranked Kappa 
Sigma takes on number four 
Tau Kappa Epsilon and 
second-ranked Omega Psi 
Phi battles Kappa Alpha, 
ranked third. 

In the men's independent 
division, number-one ranked 
Yang II battles number four 
Bruise Brothers, while the 
number-three ranked Bayou 

Express goes after second- 
ranked Slaughterhouse. 

Finals in the fraternity and 
independent divisions will be 
Wednesday at 4 p.m., and the 
Intramural Super Bowl has 
not yet been scheduled. 

In recent volleyball action 
(scores not listed, only win- 
ners and losers of match): 


Pop Tops over Sigma Kappa 
Pick (Jps over Tri-Sigma 
GAS over BSU-G 
Pop Tops over Phi Mu 
Pick dps over Sigma Kappa 
Pick Ops over Pop Tops 
BSU-G over Tri-Sigma 
GAS over Sigma Kappa 


Sigma Tau Gamma I over Alpha 

Phi Alpha 
Kappa Sigma over Sig Tau II 
Theta Chi over TKE II 
KA over Omega Psi Phi 
TKE I over Kappa Sigma II 
Sig Tau II over Theta Chi II 
Omega Psi Phi over TKE II 
Sig Tau I over Theta Chi II 
Theta Chi II over Kappa Sig I 
Kappa Alpha I over Sig Tau II 
Alpha Phi Alpha over TKE II 


Slaughterhouse over BSG-B 
Blind Boys over Los Amigos II 
Slaughterhouse II over Trojans 
Slaughterhouse over Los Amigos II 
Los Amigos II over Blind Boys 
Slaughterhouse II over BSCI-B 
Slaughterhouse over Trojans 
Los Amigos I over Los Amigos II 

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caused an understandable 
amount of dejection for SLG 
head football coach Oscar 

"I feel like a hostage," he 
said Wednesday. "Two 
million dollars to get me 
sprung, to pay my bail." 

If that sum is not raised 
through outside sources, and 
most SLCI observers feel that 
will not be, then Lofton and 
his coaching staff will be 
without jobs. Defensive line 
coach Don Skelton has 
already resigned. 

"I advised my assistant 
coaches when this thing first 
broke out after the (Universi- 
ty of Tennessee at) Chat- 
tanooga game to look for 
jobs," said Lofton. "I advised 
them to look out for 
themselves and told them I 

was sorry 1 got them into this 

He added that he was 
disappointed in the amount 
set by Crain to revive SLCJ 

"I am disappointed in the 
amount," commented Lof- 
ton. "I had thought it would 

be about $200,000 a year or 
a million dollars over a five- 
year period. I think he (Crain) 
set it at a figure he knew we 
couldn't come up with." 

"He has made it known 
that he doesn't want football 
around here anymore," Lof- 
ton said. 

Crain's announcement 
Wednesday "knocked the 
props from under our kids," 
Lofton said. "It hurt us all." 

"They (players and 
coaches) feel sabotaged. 
They feel like they've been 
deserted by the guy (Crain) 
who told them before the 
McNeese game he was 
fighting for them," he said. 

Lofton added that the deci- 
sion in Hammond shuld be a 
warning to other state 
schools that could feel the 
financial crunch. 

"No doubt about it," said 
SLU's head coach. "They 
(other coaches) are worried 
about their programs. If we 
go, can they be far behind?" 

We might be the first in a 
domino series..." 

Beasley concerned with pride, 
not number of wins this season 

Northeast 13, Louisiana Tech 9 

The Indians are the champs of North Louisiana this year 
as they beat both Northwestern and Tech. Both NLU and Tech 
are 2-2 in the Southland Conference. 

Grambling State 28, Alabama State 

The Tigers improved to 8-1 overall, 5-1 in the SWAC, with 
a win in Atlanta. Eddie Robinson has now won 328 games 
at Grambling. 

Louisiana State 14, Alabama 14 

Bama head coach Ray Perkins went for a tie instead of a 
win much to the chagrin of Crimson Tide fans, and LSU blew 
a last-second field goal attempt to give Tennessee the inside 
track to the Sugar Bowl. 

McNeese 10, Texas-Arlington 10 

The Cowboys seem to like tie games this season. McNeese 
is 2-1-2 in SLC play, 4-3-2 overall. UTA is 2-1-1 in the 

Southwest Texas 55, Southeastern Louisiana 15 

If SLU's president gets his way, the Lions may not have a 
team in the future, but that's okay. They really don!t have 
one now, as shown by a 40-point loss to the 3-6 Bobcats. The 
55 points by SWT is a new SLU record. 

Tulane 27, Southwestern 17 

The Green Wave, ranked no. 1 in the Bottom Ten, won its 
first of the season by downing the Ragin Cajuns in the Super- 
dome. The Cajuns are 4-6. 

Delaware State 46, Southern 8 

Southern was totally embarassed by the visitors from 
Dover, who socked it to the Jaguars in Baton Rouge. 

Ohio State 35, Northwestern 17 

Those guys from Evansville have the same record as the 
guys from Natchitoches. ..3-6. The Buckeyes clobbered the 
Wildcats for the umpteenth straight year Saturday. 

New head basketball 
coach Don Beasley makes no 
bones about his team's 
chances in his initial season. 

"I'm more concerned right 
now with instilling pride into 
our basketball players, and 
that pride starts with the 
player. ..he's got to earn it. 
We'll begin working on fun- 
damentals and go from 

Northwestern, without 
question, faces it's toughest 
schedule ever. No ifs, ands or 
buts about it. The story goes 
that Tynes Hildebrand, 
athletic director, and Beasley 
were up in a plane, 8,000 feet 
above the ground and on 
their way to Shreveport. It 
was the day that Beasley had 
officially accepted 
Hildebrand's offer to return 
to his alma mater and rescue 
the fortunes of the Demon 
basketball program. "He told 
me about our schedule and 1 
almost jumped out of the 
plane," Beasley recalls. 

If the coach had jumped, 
it's entirely possible that he 
would have had a better 
chance of winning than his 
team does during the first 
half of its schedule. NSU, 
after going 3-25 last season, 
opens its season with road 
contests against Kentucky, 
Alabama, and Southern 

And things don't get easier 
after that, as games against 
the likes of McNeese, Loui- 
siana Tech. Lamar, Rice, and 
Northeast Louisiana follow. 

"I'm more concerned 
about how we perform in 
those games than if we win or 
lose," says Beasley 
realistically. "It will be a good 
experience for us only if we 
play to the best of our 
abilities. The kids will get a 
taste of big time basketball." 

Beasley attacks this for- 
midable slate with a team 
that is basically young. The 
Demons' lone seniors are 
Dwight Moody and Roy 
Roach, and the two juniors 
are junior college transfers 
Gerald Bush and Victor 

Willis. Three sophomores. 
Craig Calcote, George Jones, 
and William Young, return 
from a year ago. The 
freshman class of 1 985-86 in- 
cludes Darren Melancon, 
Patrick Wesley, Freeman 
Williams, and Cedric 

Though these are the 
players of the future, it is 
Jones around whom the 
future is being built. The 6-6 
Captain Shreve product was 
the lone bright spot for NSU 
a year ago, and his perfor- 
mance leads many Demon 
fans to believe that better 
times are rapidly 

"He's a major league 
player," says Beasley. 


continued from 
page one 

ticipate in spring practice. 

Scholarships of current 
SLU athletes will be honored 
if they remain at 
Southeastern, he said. If they 
leave, the money will fund 
academic or other athletic 

The SLU ^president said 
that while it is still unofficial, 
Southeastern will probably 
remain a member of the Gulf 
Star Conference. 

According to Crain, money 
budgeted for football will pay 
for teaching supplies and 
materials, a move of books 
from SLU's old library to the 
new finished but still Unoc- 
cupied library, recruitment, 
and faculty improvement. 

Southeastern hosts GSC- 
rival Northwestern j this 
weekend, and will play 
possibly its last football 
game ever in Hammond next 
week against archrival 
Nicholls State. 



Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74. No. 12 

It's about time to get Tech on the turf 


It's a word that means a lot 
to most schools and their 
alumni, and Northwestern 
and is no exception. 

So there are many distress- 
ed NSCI students, faculty, 
staff, and alumni right now, 
as some of our traditions 
could be threatened by a 
switch to the LSCI system. 

Transfer of system or not, 
there is one tradition that 
should be changed. ..the 
State Fair Classic. 

For years, State Fair has 
been synonymous with 
Demon football. Ask any 
former Northwestern stu- 
dent, and they'll tell 
you. ..State Fair has been the 
big thing in the past. „ the past is the key 
phrase. For the past several 
years, however, something's 
gone wrong. Maybe it's 
because Louisiana Tech 
dominates the series, or 
maybe people are just tiring 
of the State Fair Classic. 
Whatever the reason, the Fair 
game has only averaged 
about 14,000 fans each of the 
last four years. 

The Bulldogs draw more 
than that each game in 
Ruston, and the Demons 
draw nearly that many in Tur- 
pin Stadium for certain 

Two weeks ago, Current 
Sauce suggested that the 
State Fair Classic be allowed 
to die after the 1986 Golden 
Anniversary of the game. 
People said we were crazy. 

Lo and behold, Louisiana 
Tech's student newspaper 
The Tech Talk advocated the 
same thing. And last week's 
Natchitoches Times had col- 
umnist Jerry Pierce (NSU's 
assistant to the president) 
talking about dropping the 

So we're crazy, huh? 

In my personal (and bias- 
ed) opinion, there would be 
many advantages to dropp- 
ing the State Fair Classic and 
meeting the Bulldogs on a 
home-away basis. 

Expense. Maybe the drop 
in attendance is due to the 
fact that many MSG and Tech 
students simply can not af- 
ford the trip to Shreveport, 
and are stuck in Natchitoches 
or Ruston all weekend. They 
miss out on the Demon- 
Bulldog series for all four 
years of college unless they 

can come up with the money. 
Besides, if the game were in 
Turpin, NSCI students 
wouldn't have to pay that $5 
per ticket to get in. 


Competitioeness. Granted, 
Louisiana Tech has one of 
the nation's best IAA football 
programs. If that's not bad 
enough, the Dogs always 
seem to have the Demons 
number. However, Nor- 
thwestern shines on the 
astroturf, and I can see us 
winning at least one of every 
three against the Techsters if 
played in Natchitoches and 

Shreueport's attitude. I'm 
sure that there are some who 
will disagree, but the city of 
Shreveport is solidly behind 
the Bulldogs. Period. 1 really 
feel like State Fair is an away 
game, while Tech feels right 
at home. If it's gonna be a 
home game for them, then 
make them play it in Ruston. 

Recruitment. NSCI used to 
do well recruiting Shreveport 
students, but no more. Why? 
Probably a combination of 

reasons, but playing second 
fiddle to Tech solidly since 
1970 hasn't done wonders for 
Northwestern's image. 

There are, of course, disad- 
vantages. Some alumni may 
not like it, nor will some 
students. I think the 
negatives are outweighed by 
the positives in this case. 

My only problem with all of 
this is Tech's attitude. They 
suggest dropping NSCI and 
maybe playing archrival Nor- 
theast or another school. 
That's okay, but. ..who gave 

them the game. It's our State 
Fair Classic, too. 

My proposal would be to 
keep the State Fair Classic in- 
tact, with NSCI and Tech 
rotating years hosting the 
game. They, in turn, could 
sign up a different opponent 
each year. ..kind of a bowl- 
like atmosphere. 

Then we could meet 
Stephen F. Austin at the Fair, 
or maybe North Texas State 
or even Northeast. Tech 
could challenge some of the 
big-names if they so desire. 

The Fair, and of course Rally 
in the Alley, would still be 
there for all to enjoy. 

And everybody would be 

That is precisely the reason 
that my proposal will never 
happen, but we can always 

John Ramsey is a junior 
who, like many NSU 
students, would like to 
see the Demons beat the 
hell out of Tech in Turpin 

Is there really anything to do? 

When I was a kid growing 
up in Natchitoches the big- 
gest thing for us to do was to 
go to the movies at the Don 
Theatre on Friday nights. 

Now that I am a grown col- 
lege student in Natchitoches 
the biggest thing for us to do 
is to go to the movies at the 
Parkway Cinema on Friday 

Especially this past 
weekend. I mean nobody was 
in town. 

Those who didn't go home 
went to the game, or, as I 
hear, just went to New 
Orleans. Some people, in- 

cluding the entire Demon 
Band, went the New Orleans 
and the game. 

Well, I caught up on my 


rest. And I did go to the 
movies Friday night... 

I hear people complaining 
about Natchitoches all the 
time. "Nothing to do." 

Well, after 20 years here, 

I've realized 
something. ..there really is 
nothing to do. 

But seriously, with a little 
effort (or a lot of effort) and 
some wise planning, you can 
have a good time in big 

At 5:00 meet at the Tiki 
Bowl Place (South China 
Lounge). After a Tiki Bowl 
and listening to everything 
Bruce Springsteen and 
Madonna have ever released 
on the jukebox, its time to 
move on. 

see "Things to do" 
opposite page 



Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 12 


Things to do... 

SLU decision not BL00M COUNTY 
popular, but right 

Southeastern Louisiana University dropped its football pro- 
gram this week, and will divert some $400,000 to academic 
purposes. Naturally, this has caused controversy. 

Not only in Hammond are people upset, but in Nat- 
chitoches and Thibodaux, the home cities of fellow Gulf Star 
Conference members Northwestern and Nicholls, as well. 
SLU's decision now leaves these two state schools, as well 
as nine other universities on the 1986 Lion schedule, with 
only ten football games. It's not easy to replace an opponent 
on such short notice, as schedules are made years in advance. 

The SLU decision will affect many schools, but none more 
than Northwestern and Nicholls, who will lose their automatic 
IAA football playoff berth which the NCAA is scheduled to 
grant the GSC in 1986. 

And now the obvious question. ..who's next? 

President Orze says it won't happen here, or at least while 
NSU is under the Trustees' system. Many people claim that 
LSU will not pull NSU football, but that question is still 

But who is to say that the LSU Supervisors, or even the 
Trustees themselves, will not mandate that all sports be self- 
supporting? With the state's continuing budget cuts (Loui- 
siana is looking at 22 percent cuts in 1986), the future of state 
athletics appears dim at best. 

SLU president Dr. Larry Crain is in a tough situation. His 
choice: to either continue with a sagging football program 
or fund the start-up of his new multi-million dollar library. 
He chose, of course, the latter. 

His choice has done little for Southeastern's state image, 
but it had to be made. Dr. Crain realized that the purpose 
of his institution, and its budget, was not to win a conference 
football title, but to educate the southeastern region of Loui- 
siana. Now, SLU's priorities are in order. Hopefully, 
Southeastern will become a shining example to all the 
South. ..that a university without football can prosper. 

It is unfortunate that the decision will hurt Northwestern 
and several other schools. But in SLU's case, it was the best 
decision possible. Sometimes you've got to tighten your belts. 

What can alleviate this problem? It's simple. Our Louisiana 
Legislature must devote more energy. ..and money. higher 
education so the state of Louisiana will prosper. You've got 
to spend money to make money. Partly because of a pitiful 
educational system, the state is losing the economic battles 
with other states, and pretty soon this entire economic war 
will be lost. 

And a degree from Northwestern, Tech, McNeese, or even 
LSU will mean nothing. After all, who wants a B.A. from 
Banana Republic U? 

by Berke Breathed 



A 0OOP, 







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continued from 
opposite page 

Next, you could stop at the 
Shamrock Pub and watch 
Wheel of Fortune at 6:30. 

And you could always go 
to the movies at 7:00. ..and 
9:00, too. 

If you want to skip the 
movie, why not ride around. 
Yes, the young people of this 
town have perfected the fine 
art of cruising. And you can 
drive through Maggio's and 
pick up a daiquiri. 

Or you might want to stop 
at the Mariner Cove Lounge 
for a drink or a meal. 
Hmmm... seems like you 

have to be an alcoholic to do 
anything in Natchitoches... 

And what would a night be 
without a stop at the Student 
Body? At least that's where 
everybody is. And if you can 
afford the $2 cover, you'll 
have fun. 

And tor a change of pace, 
you might try Sassy's at the 
Holiday Inn or theTS-Zone. Or 
for a real change of pace, you 
might try Bodacious Coun- 
try. Or maybe not... 

And don't forget, you can 
always look forward to going 
to the movies again tomor- 
row night... 

I think I'll catch up on my 
rest again this weekend. 


; t>caw£D win tuft at wh* 


Writer says math lab fee unfair 

Dear Editor 

I have something I want to say about 
the new $ 10.00 mandatory fee charged 
for the math lab in Kyser Hall. 

Up to three weeks ago, I tried the lab 
but quit because I received no help. To- 
day many of us struggling math 
students are unable to get the help we 
needed in the Kyser math lab. It has too 
few tutors for the amount of students 
going there, plus a lot of kinks to work 

Dr. Temple (math department head) 

suggested that I go to the lab in the mor- 
ning. Well! I have classes then. This lab 
appears to be primarily a new fee- 
making scheme of the administration. 

The fact is that most of us are not 
math majors, so therefore a D grade is 
all we can muster in algebra and higher 
maths. This semester I dropped Math 
105 and I am being tutored for the 

Thank God, and thank Tony, Rebec- 
ca, and Chris in the tutoring lab at the 
Old Trade School (Basic Studies Blda). 
It is there that I. and many students like 

me, are able to get all the capable and 
talented math tutoring needed to meet 
Northwestern core requirements. 
Without their patient and constant help 
I would not have managed Math 99, 
100, and now 105. And all for free! 

I am a 52-year-old student who 
doesn't have future semesters or years 
to wait for the math department's lab to 
work out their ineffective situation 
before they can help me and others like 
me that I speak for. 

Georg Anna Lambert 
Sophomore social work major 

John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

Sports Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Theresa Guillory 
Leah Mills 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
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Staff Writers 

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Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Manager 

Russel Bienvenu 

Circulation and 

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The Current Suuee is published 
weekly during the (all and spring 
semesters by students of Nor- 
thwestern State University ol 
Louisiana. It is not associated 
with any of the University's col- 
leges or departments, and is 
financed independently. 

Current Suuce business and 
editorial offices are located at 
Kyser Hall 225A (tel. 
318-357-5456) The production 
office is at Kyser 225C. and the 
typesetting office is at Kyser 
225H (357-5339). 

The. mailing address for the 
Current- &tucx; is P.O. Box 5306, 
University Station, Natchitoches 
LA 71497. 

Current Sauce subscription 
rates are $ I I per academic year 
or $6 per semester. The paper is 
entered as second class mail at 
Natchitoches. LA. The USPS 
number is 140 660. 


Organizational cards are due from 
the following organizations for them to re- 
main active on campus. Delinquent 
groups should contact Camille Hawthorne, 
director of organizations and student ac- 
tivities, in Gnion 214 as soon as possible. 

Delinquent groups are Agriculture Club, 
Alpha Beta Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, 
American Chemical Society, Association 
of Student Artists, Beta Beta Beta, Cane 
Country Swingers, Cloggers, College 
Republicans, Corps of Caders, Country 
Dancers, DPMA, 

Demon Marching Band, Equine Science 
Club, FCA, First Presbyterian Church, IFC, 
Kappa Omicron Phi, KNWD-FM, LeCercle 
Francais, LA Home Economics Associa- 
tion, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 
Pan-Hellenic Council, 

Periaktoi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta 
Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Purple 
Jackets of Warrington, Ranger Platoon, 
Roses of Sigma Tau Gamma, Rugy foot- 
ball team, Ski team, SAM, Student Coun- 
cil for Exceptional Children, SNA, Theta 
Chi, University Players, Young Democrats, 
and Zeta Phi Beta. 

The NSG Microbiology Club will meet 
Wednesday in Kyser Hall 114 at 5 p.m. 

Kappa Sigma social fraternity will con- 
duct a slave auction of its members on 
Tuesday at 8 p.m. All ladies are welcome, 
and free beer and wine will be available. 

Kappa Sigma social fraternity's 
spaghetti supper will be held at the 
fraternity house on Monday. Tickets are 
priced at $3.50 and are available from any 
Kappa Sig. 

The Christmas Festival Committee is 
seeking all coeds are who are current 
state crown holders. If you are one, con- 
tact Camille Hawthorne in Gnion 214 


Nov. 12, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 12 

The Lady Demon volleyball team is 
currently playing in the Gulf Star Tourna- 
ment in Thibodaux on the Nicholls State 

NSG's French club, LeCercle Francais 

will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. in Gnion 240. 

Members of the ROTC recently raised 
$817.05 by running the game ball used in 
the State Fair Classic game with Louisiana 
Tech from Natchitoches to Shreveport. 

The University is now accepting ap- 
plications for scholarships which are 
available to students for 1986-87. For 
more information, call the Admissions Of- 
fice at 357-4503. 

Susan Arthur and Chris Maggio were 
recently selected by the student body as 
Mr. and Miss NSCI. The couple will be 
honored at the NSG-Stephen F. Austin 
football game next Saturday. 

"Ghost Ranch, New Mexico--A Group 
Show," consisting of paintings by 
students who spent three weeks last sum- 
mer at the scenice workplace, is on display 
through Nov. 30 in the Hanchey Gallery 
of the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

Phi Beta Sigma social fraternity recently 
won first place in Grambling State's an- 
nual Greek Show. All eight brothers par- 
ticipated in the stomp show. Group 
members are Tedris "Laser" Smith, Ron- 
nie "Hawkeye" Blake, Raymond Nabors, 
Jerry Williams, Lemuel "Frog" Marshall, 
Dewayne Latin, Donald Hall, and Eric 

Thirteen Phi Beta Sigma Doves were 
recently initiated. Phi Beta Sigma is also 
announcing its upcoming talent show, set 
for Nov. 21. For information, contact any 
Phi Beta Sigma. 

Phi Mu social sorority will conduct 
HOPE week next week to benefit Project 
HOPE, Phi Mu's national philanthropy. 
HOPE stands for Health Opportunities for 
People Everywhere, and concentrates on 
sending medical care to less fortunate 
parts of the world. 

The Intercollegiate Rodeo Team will 
sponsor a barbecue dinner Sunday, Nov. 
24, to raise funds for the production of this 
spring's third annual Demon Days Rodeo. 

Dr. Arlene Airhart is one of ten nurses 
from around the state and nation who have 
been asked to address the Louisiana State 
Nurses' Association convention in 
Lafayette on Nov. 6-8. 

Against All Odds will be shown every 
day this week in the Gnion Addition at 9 
a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. 

Dancer Erick Hawkins and his com- 
pany will perform in concert Tuesday at 
8 p.m. in the A. A. Fredericks Center. 
Students will be admitted with ID. 



Intramural Volleyball. 7 p.m., 
IM Bldg. 

Erick Hawkins Dance Company. 
8 p.m., A. A. Fredericks Fine 
Arts Auditorium 

Continuing Ed. 

Porcelain Painting. 7 p.m.. 

Kyser 205 
'85 Tax Return Prep . 7 p.m. 

Kyser 205 


Academic Dept. Head Council. 
12 p.m.. Union 241 

IM Volleyball. 7 p.m.. IM Bldg. 

SAB's Against All Odds, 7:30 p.m. 
Union Station 

Rockworld Videos (Tom Petty. 
Hooters. Heart, etc.). 5 p.m.. 


IM Rifle Shoot. 3:30 p m Noe 
Hall (ROTC Building) 

LeCercle Francais meeting. 5 
p.m.. Union 240 

SAB Video Against All Odds, 
9 a.m.. 3 p.m.. 7 p.m.. Union 


Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., Recital 
Hall, A. A. Fredericks Center 

SAB Videos, (see Thursday times) 


Demons vs. SLU, 7 p.m., Straw- 
berry Stadium, Hammond 

Cane Country Swingers Dance, 7 
p.m., P.E. Majors Bldg. 123 


Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

Nov. 19, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 13 

Bar- Kays concert set for Christmas Festival 

Shreveport band A-Train to open show 

Reatha Cole 

Staff Writer 

Gettin' down in Prather 

Mercury recording stars the Bar-Kays will perform 
on Saturday, December 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Prather Col- 
iseum on campus. Opening act for the Bar-Kays will be 
the Shreveport-based band A-Train. 

The Bar-Kays' hits include Freakshow and Your Place 
Or Mine. Tickets for the show are $2 for full-time NSU 
students and will go on sale in Union 214 on Monday. 

With Christmas Festival 
weekend rapidly ap- 
proaching many NSU 
students are starting to 
wonder about the annual 
festival concert, sponsored 
by the Student Activities • 
Board. Students, are asking 
not only who will be perfor- 
ming, but why the board 
waited s0 long to book an 

The SAB' has announced 
that a contract has been sign- 
ed with the Bar-Kays for. the 
December 7 Concert. The 
group has had several hits 
such as Freakshow and .Your 
Place or Mine, A. group 
recently picked as a "Miller 
Band" from Shreveport. A 
Train, will be the opening-act 
for the " performance. The 
group has recently released 
their new albulm, River of 
People. ' . . 

Tickets go on sale Mon- 
day, November 25, in Room 
214 of the Student Union. 
Tickets for all full-time 
students will be $2 with an 

ID, $7 general admission ad- 
vanced, and $ 1 at the door. 
The show is scheduled to 
begin at 8 p.m. 

Rhonda Wilson, concert 
chairman, has been working 
on this year's concert since 
last summer. Through such 
agents as Triad, ICM and Nor- 
by Walters, Wilson has tried 
to book such artists as Corey 
Hart, John Cafferty and the 
Beaver Brown Band and 
Whitney Houston before they 
were able to book The 

.Wilson explained that 
booking a concert for the 
fiTst Saturday in December 
has been a problem for the 
past several years. The main 
reason for this is that the date 
is isolated, which makes the 
cost of the artist considerably 

"It was difficult booking an 
artist for December 7," 
Wilson explained. " Many of 
the agents wanted to sign for 
the week before or after, no 
for a specific date." 

Another contributing fac- 
tor is the limited concert 
budget which usually ranges 

from $10,000 to $15,000. 
The more popular concerts 
would range in cost from 
$25,000 to $75,000. 

"We have to work with 
what we have," Wilson add- 
ed. "We are working with an 
isolated date and no negotia- 
tion, a very small budget, in 
a small town with a small col- 

She went on to say that the 
concert committee is respon- 
sible for the Ladv of the 
Bracelet pageant. Inside View 
Cabaret and Union Station 
activities, in addition to the 
Christmas Festival concert. 
"Because of the theft of all 
the SAB's sound equipment, 
it is doubtful there will be a 
spring concert," Wilson said. 
"The equipment must be 

"If you as a student would 
like to be involved in the pro- 
duction and contribute to the 
success of the concert, feel 
free to attend the concert 
committee meetings every 
Wednesday at 6 p.m.," 
Wilson concluded. "Any stu- 
dent input would be greatly 

AIDS causing problems on college campuses 

Bryan Abas 

College Press Service 

Soon after a psychologist 
visited the University of 
Arkansas campus last spring 
to urge that gays be quaran- 
tined to stop the spread. off 
£'DS, Gay Pride Week in 
Fa yetteville became , an 
^usually traumatic episode. 
Members of gay and les- 
ia n groups were verbally 
assaulted in letters and 
ne *spaper advertisements, 
|N threatened with a 
j^keshift bomb that fizzled 
efor e its makers could 
"donate it properly. . 
( made us nervous 
^cause they were so loud 
, n d so adamant," says Linda 
J ^ 1 "!. an officer of the 

diversity's gay and lesbian 
Wop, . 


"There's no question AIDS 
is being used as an excuse to 
mask hatred of gays," 

While campuses never 
have been very friendly to 
gay groups -- heterosexual 
students, administrators, and 
even state legislators in 
Oklahoma, Texas, 
Washington, Maryland, and 
other places have regularly 
tried to ban or hobble the 
groups - college medical of- 
ficials say intensified anti-gay 
activity is likely to be one of 
the first signs AIDS hysteria 
has spread to campuses. 

It could get worse, they 
say, if AIDS (Acquired Im- 
mune Deficiency Syndrome) 
becomes widespread in the 
heterosexual community. 

Most health, officials note 
that statistically, every col- 
lege campus in the United 

States' soon can expect to 
have at. least one student, 
teacher, or administrator 
with AIDS. 

"Most health of- 
ficials note that, 
statistically, every 
college campus in the 
United States soon 
can expect to have at 
least one student, 
teacher, or ad- 
ministrator with 
AiDS. " 

. And many say that without 
preventive measures, it's on- 
ly, a matter of time untii the 
hysteria now swirling around 

primary and secondary 
schools precedes the disease 
to colleges. 

A number of national 
higher education groups 
already are trying to fashion 
guidelines for coping with 
the disease and the fears sur- 
rounding it. 

"It's going to depend on 
the extent of the educational 
efforts made by institutions," 
says Dr. Richard Keeling of 
the University of Virginia 
medical center, chairman of 
an AIDS task force establish- 
ed by the American College 
Health Association. 

"If college officials take a 
narrow perspective and make 
little in the way of an educa 
tional effort, rumors and 
discontent will fester," Keel- 
ing warns, "and colleges will 
get swept along in the same 

AIDS hysteria that affects 
other segments of society." 

Experts fear a massive 
disruption of college life: 
students fleeing dorms, 
teachers insisting their of- 
fices be moved far from col 
leagues with the disease 
students refusing to take 
classes taught by AIDS 

Keeling says in the dozen 
or so cases in which ad 
ministrators have had to deal 
with AIDS victims, they have 
responded correctly. 

But Lovell thinks Arkansas 
officials were part of the 

"Our administration does 
not feel any ethical or moral 
need to provide information 
see 'AIDS' 
on next page 


Nov. 19, 1985 KlfiAiJA 
Vol. 74, No. 13 / VC4V4 

State falling short of consent decree goals 

John Ramsey 


Louisiana's public univer- 
sities are not quite meeting 
the goals set forth by the 
1981 consent decree for the 
desegregation of higher 
education in the state. 

Cinder the plan, Nor- 
thwestern's goal for 1984 was 

Consent Decree 

/ 984 Interim Goals 












Louisiana Tech 15.5 





































so no 






to have a 25.6 percent 
minority enrollment. For the 
year, minorities made up 
22.2 of the University's total 

Mine of Louisiana's institu- 
tions have reached their 
1984 interim goals. With 


continued from 
previous page 

on AIDS or to make public 
comment when others 
spread false information," 
she complains. 

They let a speaker who 
calls for the quarantine of 
gays come to campus, and 
they don't say a word about 

Lovell notes that the 
uproar dissipated after state 
health officials held a press 
conference in Fayetteville 
and branded the anti-gay 
rhetoric false and 

"That took a lot of the 
arguments away from the 
anti-gay crowd," Lovell adds. 

AIDS fears apparently also 
prompted onlookers at a 
University of Texas parade 

minority percentage enrolled 
in parentheses, they are: 

Delgado, Louisiana Tech, 
McNeese State, USL, LSU- 
Alexandria, LSU-Shreveport, 
Univ. of New Orleans, 
Southern-New Orleans, and 
Southern at Shreveport. 

Institutions which did not 
meet the decree are Grambl- 
ing State, Nicholls State, 
Northeast, Northwestern, 
Southeastern, LSU at Baton 
Rouge, LSU-Eunice, and 
Southern at Baton Rouge. 

The objective of the con- 
sent decree is to desegregate 
all higher education in the 
state, primarily by enhancing 
the predominantly black in- 
stitutions (Grambling State 
and Southern) and making 
them more attractive to white 
students, according to 
Sharon Beard, deputy com- 
missioner of higher 

To date, the Board of 
Regents has approved more 
than 60 degree programs for 
the state's black universities. 

"The predominantly black 
institutions have large 
numbers of new programs," 
Beard said. "Faculty develop- 
ment efforts are upgrading 
the quality of their faculties. 
Enhancement is working. 
That's clearly where the con- 
sent decree is working it's 
largest contribution." 

last spring to verbally assault 
and pelt gay marchers with 
beer bottles, rocks, and 

"The violence was 
justified," a liberal arts major 
subsequently wrote to the UT 
student newspaper. "At least 
Greeks give aid to the com- 
munity instead of AIDS." 

But Keeling ultimately 
hopes college officials can 
repeat their recent success in 
calming fears about herpes. 

"At one time," he says, 
"people thought herpes was 
the end of the world." 

"But if it appears that AIDS 
is seeping into the heterosex- 
ual population, then we're 
going to see some real pro- 
blems on college campuses." 
predicts Dr. Kevin Patrick, 
director of the student health 
center at San Diego State. 

In addition to other-race 
enrollment efforts and the 
appropriation of more money 
to Grambling and Southern, 
the Governor must still ap- 
point several black members 
to the predominantly-white 
Board of Trustees and Board 
of Regents, and white 
members to the Southern 
University Board of 

Other commitments of the 
decree include maintaining 
an open admissions policy at 
all state universities, hiring 
an "other race" recruiter on 
each campus, making 
scholarships available for 
blacks who want to enroll in 
a professional school such as 

the LSU School of Medicine, 
offering remedial education 
programs on all campuses, 
encouraging student and 
faculty exchange programs 
and facilitate hiring black 
faculty and administrators. 

GSU and Southern both 
receive extra money for the 
consent decree, outside of 
the general appropriations 
given to each university. To 
date, Grambling has received 
$9,962,465 for academic 
programs, remedial educa- 
tion, faculty development, 
physical improvement, and 
other race recruitment. 
Southern University's three 
campuses have received 
$26,279,837, primarily for 

academic programs, law 
school parity, and 
developmental education 
Also, $4,605,936 has been 
given to the LSU Medical 
Center for general com- 
pliance of the degree and 
minority scholarships. 


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Nov. 19, 1985 


Festival airshow to feature 'space traveler* 

Space Cadet 

Zar, alias Jim Franklin, and his starship Pride from 
the planet Zufrinia will perform at the Natchitoches air- 
port as part of the Christmas Festival on Dec. 7. 

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No telephone interviews 

Stunt pilot Jim Franklin as 
"Zar" and his starship "Pride" 
will be the main attractions to 
the Christmas Festival Air- 
show, Sunday, December 8, 
from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Nat- 
chitoches airport. 

Franklin, who learned to 
fly at the age of 8, has been 
hailed as the .'World's 
Greatest Air ShowjPilot" by 
many aviation experts. 

Billing himself as "Zar," a 
justice-seeker from the 
planet Zufrinia who has come 
to solicit help from earthl- 
ings, Franklin has thrilled au- 
diences with his twin engine 

Also performing at the air- 
show will be Former United 
States Aerobatic champion 
Marion Cole, a 42, year 
veteran of airshows. He has 
over 27,000 hours of flying 
time and will treat the au- 
dience to tricks such as an in- 
verted ribbon cut and a solo 
performance in a Pitts 
Special. He will land a plane 
on the world's smallest air- 
port, a car. 

Gary Boucher will perform 
a solo aerobatic series and 
will do a series to the sound- 
track of The Great Waldo 

Local cropduster Lane 
Foshee will do a solo perfor- 
mance in his Super 
Decathlon plane. 

Warbirds, helicopters and 
skydivers will also be 
featured at the show, which 
has become very popular 
with festival-goers and local 

Concessions will be sold 
and tickets, which are 
available from the Chamber 
of Commerce, are priced at 
$4 for adults and $2 for 
children under 12. Tickets 
will be available at the gate. 

Sepulvado's works on display 

Zwolle site of photo exhibit 

Don Sepulvado, superviser 
of photography for the Divi-> 
sion of Informational; Ser- 
vices at NS(J, will have a uni- 
que exhibit of photographs of 
the people and places of nor- 
thern Sabine Parish on 
display Nov. 20-27 at Mar- 
tinez' Grocery-Station south 
of Zwolle on Highway 482. 

"Likely for the first time 1 , a 
Louisiana artist has carried 
his work back to the com- 
munity that inspired it," said 
Dr. Hiram Gregory, professor 
of anthropology and curator 
of Williamson Museum aj: 

"When it came time to ex- 
hibit his work," Gregory con- 
tinued, "Sepulvado chose to i 
take it back to that area. He 
wanted the people there to 
see what he saw, to share that 
with them are they has 
shared their culture with 

Instead of some plush 
gallery, the 21 photographs 
by Sepulvado are being hung 
in Lonnie Martinez' store 
where patrons will find plen- 

ty of hot sausage and cold 
beer available while viewing 
the works. 

"The store is a public place 
where lots of people come 
and go," stated Gregory. "A 
wider range of people can 
sample the work while they 
go on living. It also affords 
the ambiance that allows a 
different interpretation of the 


According to Gregory, the 
photographs show a wide 
range of life ion the Indo- 
Hispanic area of Louisiana. 

"The old ways, the pride 
and tradition somehow mesh 
with the present and the 
future," concluded Gregory. 
"These things which make 
this place special the people 
are in this collection." 



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Final cheerleader 
auditions slated 

You can buy lots of pizza with that... 

Betty Martin and Elise James of the NSU faculty accept a check for $500 from 
local Pizza Inn manager Lennard Dowdle and supervisor Jerry Deen. Last month, 
the faculty waited tables one afternoon to raise the money. 

Final selections for the 
1985-86 basketball 
cheerleading squad will be 
made on Thursday, accor- 
ding to Dan Seymour, 

Completed applications 
must be turned in to the 
Center for Career Planning 
and Placement (Union 305) 
by Thursday. Applications 
may be picked up in the 
same office. 

The only qualification for 
basketball cheerleader or 
microphone man is that the 
student must have been 
enrolled at NSC as a full-time 
student and must have a 2.0 
grade point average. 

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will consist of a dance routine 
demonstration, which will be 
taught by an instructor at the 



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Nov. 19, 1985 


Chamber theatre presentation set 

'The Eye Alone V begins 
Wednesday in Fredericks 

"The Eye Alone V," the 
fifth in a series of interpretive 
theatre programs, will be 
staged Nov. 20-22 at 7:30 
p.m. in the Loft Theatre of 
the A. A. Fredericks Center 
on campus. 

The Department of 
Theatre, Dance and Speech 
Communication is sponsor- 
ing the chamber theatre 
company"s performance. Dr. 
Robert Black is providing the 
stage direction, and the set 
and technical designs are by 
Michael W. Atkins. General 
admission tickets are $1 per 

"Chamber theatre uses one 
or more oral interpreters to 
present literature in the 
theatrical mode. ..the appeal 
is to the mind's eye alone," 
said Black. "Like radio, 
chamber theatre appeals to 
our senses and to our im- 
agination to supply the visual 
theatrical trappings." 

This fall's interpretive 
theatre program has been 
divided into four parts-short 
stories, poems, a skit typical 
of British humor and the 
assimilation of an old-time 


Like radio, 
chamber theatre ap- 
peals to our senses 
and to our 


radio drama broadcast. 

The first part, entitled 
"Just Folks," features ar- 
rangements or adaptations of 
the three works--"The Lady 
or the Tiger?" by Frank 
Stockton, "The Funniest Man 
You Ever Saw" by James 

Thurber and "Becker is Not 
Going Out" by Calvin Trillin. 

"An English Look at Life" 
is the title of the second part 
of the program. It utilizes 
humorous skits to focus on 
David Campton's "Two in the 

Poetry selected for "Still 
Another Point of View," 
which is the third phase of 
the program, include "Ego 
Tripping" and "A Poem Off 
Center" by Nikki Giovanni, 
"The Negro Speaks of 
Rivers" by Langston Hughes, 
and Giovanni's "Alone" and 
"I'm Not Lonely." 

The highlight of the inter- 
pretive theatre program is 
the fourth part "A Classic 
Vista," which features the re- 
creation of the half-hour 
radio show "The Odyssey of 
Runyon Jones" by Norman 
Corwin and originally pro- 
duced by the Columbia Radio 
Workshop in 1940. 

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' Nov. 19. 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 13 

Lions shock Demons, 20-14, in Hammond 

When the going got tough, SLCI got going 

John Ramsey 


When the going gets 
tough, the tough get going, 
or so the old cliche says. 

Southeastern Louisiana 
University tentatively drop- 
ped its football program last 
week, and after the initial 
shock last week (when SLG 
lost to Southwest Texas, 
55-15), the Lions came roar- 
ing back Saturday to upset 
Northwestern, 20-14, in Ham- 
mond. It was Southeastern's 
second win on the year 
against eight losses. 

To sum the game up is 
easy: the 3-7 Demons turned 
the ball over four times dur- 
ing the contest and the 
defense let two long SLCI 
plays go untouched. Period. 

Northwestern entered the 
game with a chance to win 
the conference title outright. 
With the loss, the Demons 
fell to 2-2 in Gulf Star play 
with only a date with power- 
ful Stephen F. Austin 

The only way the Demons 
can clinch a tie for the Gulf 
Star Conference champion- 
ship is jf NSG defeats SFA 
this weekend and Sam 
Houston State is upset at 
Southwest Texas. If that hap- 
pens, all four of those teams 
will be co-champions with 3-2 
conference marks. Nicholls 
and SLG round out the con- 
ference, as both have 1-3 
marks heading into this 

Now that's parity. 

Back to the SLG 
game. ..before an Strawberry 
Stadium crowd estimated at 
4,500 (it was much closer to 
2,000), the Lions got going 
on their first possession. 

The Lions stunned Nor- 
thwestern with a 17-yard 
pickup from the SLG 20 to 
the 37 on the first play by Jeff 
Sinegal. The Demon stunn- 
ing wasn't over, though, as 
SLCI quarterback Kevin 
Darouse zapped the Demons 
for a 63 yard touchdown 
completion to Elliot Searcy. 

Southeastern almost padd- 
ed its lead to 14-0 when on 
the Lions' next possession 
Sinegal broke loose on a 
draw at his own 35 and rac- 
ed down to the 10, where 
Chris Fulton finally tripped 
him up. Sinegal fumbled in 
the end zone for a touchback, 

and the Demons had dodged 
a big bullet. 

The Lions did add to their 
lead on the strength of two 
David Hamilton field goals, 
or 44 and 35 yards. Nearing 
halftime, Southeastern led 

The Demons finally got on 
the scoreboard in the second 
quarter, when two field goals 
by Keith Hodnett (46 and 31 
yards) cut the Lion advantage 
to 13-6 at the half. 

Gnfortunately for the 
visitors from Natchitoches, 
the momentum had changed 
only briefly. In the second 
half, it remained with the 
Green and Gold. 

SLG loves the long pass, 
and Darouse opened it up 
again in the third period with 
a 6 1 -yard touchdown pass to 
Wyatt Harris, who scampered 
the last 20 yards to the final 
white stripe. The "hapless" 
Lions were on top of the 
defending GSC champions 
by a 20-6 mark. 

Much to the chagrin of 
Lion fans, Northwestern final- 
ly showed some offensive life 
in the third quarter when the 
Demons' Mark Mayfield rac- 
ed the final nine yards of a 
goal-to-goal drive to score. 

After quarterback Wayne 
Van's two-point conversion 
run into the end zone, NSG 
was down by just six, 20-14. 

Of course, the Demons 
were only down by six at the 
final buzzer, too. In other 
words, that was it for scoring. 

For the record, though, it 
was a bit of deja vu in the 
fourth when the Demons ap- 
peared ready to score again 
to go ahead. Mark Mayfield 
bulled his way to the two, on- 
ly to fumble the ball into the 
end zone, where a green-clad 
mob fell on it, giving 
Southeastern possession on 
a touchback. 

Sound familiar? 

"The win was a long time 
in coming," said Lion head 
coach Oscar Lofton. 
"Tonight we played football 
the way we were capable of 
playing all season. The kids 
just sucked it up when they 
had to and refused to die." 

The Lions entertain GSC 
archrival Nicholls State in 
Hammond on Saturday in 
probably their last home 
game. ..ever. 

Northwestern hosts an 8-2 
Stephen F. Austin club 

Where do you think you're going? 

Demon defensive players try to stop Southeastern's number 96 from gaining yar- 
dage in Saturday's game. They were unsuccessful, though, as he picked up 6 yards 

for a first down. 

Hoopsters face 'the' Kentucky 

The Demon basketball 
team begins their season Fri- 
day against the nationally 
heralded Kentucky Wildcats 
in Lexington. 

New Head Coach Don 
Beasley is still uncertain who 
will be his starting five for the 
opener. But after a recent 
intrasquad scrimmage, 
Beasley is delighted 
with the play of senior 
Dwight Moody and 
sophomore George Jones. 

Beasley stated, "Dwight 
had a good srimmage. He's 
using his athletic skills while 
playing under control, which 
has been a problem for him 
in the past. Also, he's at for- 
ward this year. He's only re- 
quired to take two or three 
dribbles.where as last year he 
was handling the ball more as 
the point guard. He doesn't 
have to force something to 
happen, now he can make it 
happen and cut down on his 
turnovers in doing so." 

Beasley added in regard to 
Jones, "He's as good as I 
heard he was and is getting 

ready to have a good 
sophomore year. George has 
shown that he'll be ready 
when the season opens." 

The inside track for the 
other three positions are 
Freeman Williams, Victor 
Willis and Gerald Bush. 
Williams has established 
himself as the number one 
point guard. 

Willis will be used for his 
shooting ability along with 
his passing skill. Gerald 
Bush, a transfer from 
Seminole Junior College in 
Oklahoma will fill the posi- 
tion of power forward. 

Beasley pleased with his 
practices commented on his 
upcoming road games with 
NCAA powerhouses SMG, 
Alabama and Kentucky. 
"We've made progress. We 
started out with the fun- 
damentals and after another 
week of practice we should 
be ready to play." We've had 
great effort and when that is 
there you can continue to im- 
prove and meet all 
conditions. ' 


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Su per Wednesda y 

Omega battles Yang II, GAS meets Pop Tops 
in battles for 1M football championships 

Intramural flag football 
jornes to a close Wednesday 
jt 7:30 and 8:30 for the 
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The women's champion- 
ship at 7:30 will feature Pop 
Tops vs GAS, while indepen- 
dent champion Yang II bat- 
tles fraternity winner Omega 
p 5 i Phi for the men's title one 
hour later. 

Semifinal action for 
women saw Pop Tops clob- 
lier Tri-Sigma, 60-6, while 
GAS knocked off Phi Mu, 
16-19. In mens' divisonal 
inals Yang II outlasted 
Slaughterhouse Gang, 42-26, 
and Omega Psi Phi upset 
Kappa Sigma Red, 27-26, in 

In the first round of the 
playoffs in the fraternity divi- 
sion, Omega Psi Phi shut out 
Kappa Alpha, 26-0, and Kap- 
pa Sig belted TKE, 39-6. 

Independent action saw 
Slaughterhouse defeat 
Bayou Express, 13-6, and 
Yang II beat up on Bruise 
Brothers, 21-6. 
Winners of last week's rifle 


IX...TKE no. 1 (Hartline, Guillory, 
Pearce, Foster) 

hd...Kappa Sigma no. 1 (Gammage, 

Poimbeauf, Warner. Morris) 

3rd.. .Kappa Sigma no. 2 (Vercher, 

Davis. Hopkins, Turk) 


1st.. .Pop Tops (Craig, Foshee, Guer- 
rini, Landreneau) 

2nd.. .Sigma Kappa no. 2 (Ebarb. 

Foster. Lavergne, Heider) 

3rd.. .Sigma Kappa no. 1 (Sandiford, 

Melancon, Aucoin, Sands) 

Volleyball scores from last 
week include: 

Alpha Phi Alpha over Kappa Sig II 

TKE I over Theta Chi II 

Kappa Sigma II over KA I 

TKE I over Omega Psi Phi 

Sig Tau I over TKE II 

Sig Tau I over Omega Psi Phi 

Theta Chi over Sig Tau I 

Theta Chi I over Omega Psi Phi 

Sig Tau I over Sig Tau II 

TKE II over Theta Chi II 

Omega Psi Phi over The Chi )l 

TKE I over Sig Tau II 

TKE I over Alpha Phi Alpha 

Sig Tau I over KA II 

TKE II over KA I 

Kappa Sigma I over Theta Chi II 


Los Amigos over BSCI 
Slaughterhouse II over Budmen 
Slaughterhouse I over Blind Boys 

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Phi Mu over Tri-Sigma 
GAS over Pop Tops 
Phi Mu over BSCI 
Sigma Kappa over BSCI 
Pick Clps over GAS 
Pick Clps over BSCI 
GAS over Phi Mu 

The Intramural Halfniter is 
set for Friday at 8 p.m.-l a.m. 
in the Recreation and In- 
tramural Building. The NSU 
Entertainers will perform 
from 8-10 p.m. 

Events include golf put- 
ting, backward free throw, 
coed blind sheet volleyball, 
lemon eating, spaghetti 
eating, pie eating, Coca-Cola 
chug, balloon pop, 

coed table tennis, room- 
mate game, air band and 
stomp contest, and crazy 

First, second, and third 
place winners of each event 
will determine the overall 
winner for both male and 
female divisions. Winners 
will receive long-sleeve 
specially designed T-shirts. 

Oh no... 

Demon runner Frank Graham is about to meet up 
with a Southeastern defender in Saturday's 20-14 loss 
to the Lions in Hammond. The win was SLO's first-ever 
in GSC play. 

Demons tackle SFA Saturday 

Chief Caddo battle heats up 

A Northwestern win over 
the Stephen F. Austin 
Lumberjacks in Turpin 
Stadium on Saturday may 
very well leave the Demons 
"fit to be tied." 

Should NSU defeat SFA 
and Southwest Texas beat 
Sam Houston, then all four 
teams will be tied for the con- 
ference lead with 3-2 marks. 
Only Nicholls and 
Southeastern would not 
share the title. 

If Stephen F. Austin wins, 
then they will either win the 

title outright or share with 

GSC Standin gs 

Stephen F. Austin 
Sam Houston 
Southwest Texas 
Nicholls State 

3-1 (8-2) 
2-2 (3-7) 
2-2 (3-7) 
1-3 (5-5) 
1-3 (2-8) 

Sam Houston should the 
Bearkats beat Southwest. 

Confusing? You bet. 

The Demons haven't 
beaten SFA in two years, so 
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Chief Caddo, the symbol of 
supremacy in the matchup, 
has remained in 
Nacogdoches, TX since the 
Lumberjacks' 27-25 win over 
the Demons at NSU's 
homecoming in 1983. 

Stephen F. will bring an 
8-2 record into Turpin 
Stadium this weekend, com- 
pared to the less-than- 
spectacular 3-7 mark of 

"They (SFA) are the most 
consistent offensive team 
that we'll have played all 
season," says Demon coach 
Sam Goodwin, now 14-18 in 
his three years at the helm of 
Northwestern. "Their offen- 
sive stats speak for 
themselves, and (quarterback 
Todd) Whitten has good 
speads and gives them a lot 
of versatility." 

On last week's upset loss at 
Southeastern Louisiana, 
Goodwin could only say "we 
didn't take them lightly. 
When you're 3-6, you can't af- 
ford to take anyone lightly. 
We have up the big play once 
again could not score in the 
fourth quarter, something 
that's hurt us all season 



Nov. 19, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 13 

Before you criticize, look in the mirror 

Editor's note: We've pro- 
mised no more school spirit 
editorials or comments, but 
we feel a (very slight) need to 
put this one in. Sorry! 

"That damn football 
team... couldn 't win if they had 
to. " 

"What kinda pass was that. 
Granny could'ue done better!" 

"Is Goodwin crazy? That 
play will never work..." 

And the list of comments 
by Demon football fans goes 
on and on. 

I admit. At Saturday's foot- 
ball game with Southeastern 
in Hammond, I wasn't pleas- 
ed. Mo one in the 200-strong 
NSC1 crowd was. The purple 
section of the stadium was 
pretty quiet. 

During the game. I must've 
said each of the above things 
at least 100 times. I cussed 
the quarterback, the Lions, 
the coaches, the referees, 
everyone but the Coke man. 
After all, we did lose to 
Southeastern. ..the same 
school that's dropping it's 
football team. 

Hell, how did we know 
they'd play their best game 

all year against us? Of 
course, who knew that we'd 
play our sloppiest game this 


It was at the game that so- 
meone half-jokingly sug- 
gested that "Ramsey, you 
should write an editorial 
about the football team." 
They didn't say if it should be 
good or bad, but by the 
p.o.'ed look on their face, it 
didn't take a bachelor's to 
figure it out. 

And I'm ashamed to admit 
it. but the way we were look- 
ing on the field at the time, 
I was half-tempted. 

However, I cooled off after 
the embarrassment of the 
loss wore off, and thought 
more and more about the 

It doesn't take much of a 
person to kick someone when 
they 're down and out. 

Unfortunately, that hap- 
pens a lot at Northwestern: if 
the team's not at the top of 
the conference, to hell with 

Currently, the much- 

criticized Demon football 
team is not having the best of 
seasons. Let's face it. They 
were clobbered by North 
Texas, Tech, and NLU. 
They've lost four more, and 
are just about out of the run- 
ning for the GSC title. 

...And they face the best 
team the Gulf Star has to of- 
fer this weekend. 

You know as well as I do 
that's it's so easy for us to sit 
in the press box or in the 
stands and second-guess 
coaches and complain about 
plays and players. That goes 
for any sport, too. Yet we 
continue to do it. 

Most of us (myself includ- 
ed) tend to forget that 
athletes, band members, 
cheerleaders, etc. have to put 
up with hours and hours of 
practice, long bus rides, and 
obnoxious rival fans, to name 
a few. Some get little pay or 
credit for all the work they 

Yet they continue to per- 
form: to carry Northwestern's 
name and image onto the 
field with them at each game. 
To almost sound like Vidal 
Sassoon, if they don't look 
good, you don 't look good. 

And that's the truth. When 
we lose the State Fair game, 
do outside people kid the 

football players about it? Of 
course not. ..they kid 
you. ..Joe Student. 

When the band's great or 
the cheerleaders do well, it 
looks good for all of us. Not 
just those few students, but 
all 6,100 of us who collective- 
ly make up Northwestern 
State University. 

Of course, no one likes to 
lose. Not me, not you, notthej 
other guy. one. But, as a; 
fact of life, it happens. I 

NSCI has had a successful' 
football program in the past, 1 
and there's no reason why we ! 
can't continue to win. Our 
band is superb, and the 
cheerleaders are good. We're , 

a class act, and we're begin- 
ning to show the world. 

Of course, we may take a 
little time. But with your sup- 
port, we can do it. 

I hate school spirit 
editorials, too, but serious- 
ly. is up to you. Stand 
behind the Demons, and be 
true to your school (sounds 
very Beach Boys-ish, doesn't 

We'll all be better off 
because of it. 

John Ramsey is a junior 
who wonders why that the 
worst picture he's ever 
taken is the one always 
used by Current Sauce? 

Christmas comes 
none too early 

Can you believe that 
Thanksgiving is next week? 

And, yes, the day after is 
traditionally the beginning of 
the holiday season. 

I know that that makes a 
lot of people nervous. You're 
worried about where you are 
going to get $375 for 
Christmas gifts. And how 
you'll break the news to your 
girlfriend that what she real- 
ly wanted and what she got 
are two different things. 

But don't worry. Cut this 
article out. put it on your 
Christmas tree and follow the 
Craig Scott Plan for Successful 
Holiday Living. 

I know that there are ques 
tions you are dying to ask. 
How do you have a Christmas 
open house and only invite 
20 people? Just how early 
should you mail Christmas 
cards? And what kinds of 
lights should you use on your 

These things are trivial. I'm 
talking about surviving the 

The first step is to enjoy 
Thanksgiving. Don't worry 
about the fact that Christmas 
is four weeks away, and there 
are already long lines form- 

ing outside Wal-Mart. Forget 
that the Christmas Festival is 
next week and the thirty out- 
of-town relatives you invited 
are.all going to show up. With 
the forty out-of-town relatives 
you didn't invite. 

The next step is to keep 
your- cool. Don't be rude to 
salespeople who hold you up 
in the express land for twen- 
ty minutes for a price check 
on a^box of candy canes. 
Remember, peace on earth, 
goodwill toward men. 

Sure, the stores will be 
madhouses with people 
scratching and clawing each 
other for the imitation Gucci 
bags. Its amazing how violent 
people can be when they real- 
ly want: something. That's 
peace op earth? 

And don't get bummed out 
by the fady who calls you 
every naine in the book, and 
cusses you out like a yellow 
yard dog because you got the 
very last Tina Turner album. 
That's goodwill toward men? 

Oh, and don't forget about 
the grocery store where peo- 
ple will actually steal your 
turkey and the six jars of 
marshmallow cream that you 
simply must have right out of 
your basket. That's really 
showing the old Christmas 

And, get ready, just like 
every other Christmas you're 
going to hurt someone's feel- 
see 'Christmas' 
on next page 


Nov. 19, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 13 


Greek Hill facing 
expensive repairs 


by Berke Breathed 

University officials have committed verbally to 
help the six Greek organizations with lodges on 
Greek Hill to repave the hill's road, which is un- 
doubtedly the worst on campus. 

NSCJ will pay half of the estimated $7,000 need- 
ed for the road repairs, while the Greeks must come 
up with other half, or $3,500. While some might 
see this amount as a bit steep for some of the 
Greeks to raise, it is a very fair settlement, and 

shows good faith on the part of the University. This 1*1 cf" fYl 51 C 

project is long overdue; the road should not have IOtlIIil« 
been allowed to deteriorate to its present condition. 

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Of course, there are many ways for the three on- 
campus fraternities and three sororities to raise the 
money, and it is expected that they may ask the 
SGA for assistance. 

That is where we must draw the line. 

Greeks make up a small portion of the student 
body. ..maybe 10 percent. It is true that more 
Greeks than non-Greeks participate in campus ac- 
tivities, but nonetheless they are a minority. SGA 
funds must not be spent for the benefit of 10 per- 
cent of the student body. They must be earmark- 
ed for all of the students. 

Meanwhile, the University awaits the fundraising 
efforts of the Greeks. Good luck, guys... 

continued from 
previous page 

ings. You know, the old 
friend who gets you a present 
and you have nothing to give 
them and they get upset but 
try to hide it by saying, 
through gritted teeth, "tis 
better to give than to 

And they probably don't 
realize that it really is... 

But have no fear. There's 
no need to turn into a 
Scrooge. The holidays can be 
enjoyed. Why don't we try a 
fresh approach. ..don't give 

gifts, send cards, have parties 
or cook. 

Just curl up in front of the 
fire (or the air conditioner), 
put on your Johnny Mathis 
Christmas album, drink hot 
chocolate, and try to think 
about the true meaning of 
Christmas, whatever it is to 
you. ..and be thankful that it 
only comes once a year... 

Craig Scott is a true 
Christmas fan who puts 
up his tree on Thanksgiv- 
ing and wears red and 
green all December. 

Changes in housing policies questioned 

Dear Editor 

I would like to address 
some of the intended 
changes in housing policy. 

A notice was delivered to 
all residence hall students 
concerning the collection of 
trash. Under the new policy, 
each student will be respon- 
sible for emptying his/her 
own trash can into a large 

trash barrel located in the 
center of each residence hall. 
The intended effect is to clear 
the hall of trash cans in order 
to cut down on fire hazards 
amd theft, and to free the 
custodial workers so they will 
have more time to clean the 
public bathrooms and other 
public areas. This works well 
in theory. 

With the reduction in ser- 

vices that housing offers it is 
no wonder that more 
students are moving off cam- 
pus or opting for private 
rooms. Does housing really 
believe that just because the 
custodial workers have a few 
more minutes that they will 
spend them cleaning other 
areas? The bathrooms and 
other public areas should 
have top priority to begin 

with. I have seen days when 
the bathrooms aren't cleaned 
until noon. Maybe if they 
started their day at 8 a.m. 
more would be 


The mention of a fire 
hazard also bothers me. If 
Residential Life is really con- 
cerned about a fire hazard 
see 'Housing' 
on next page 

NSCJ funding misconceptions noted 

Dear Editor 

Recently there have been many ar- 
ticles indicating that Northwestern State 
University has been getting favored 
treatment from the state of Louisiana 
with regard to financial support. 
Perhaps the following information taken 
from The Chronicle of Higher Education 
will dismiss some of the misconceptions 
about funding for Northwestern. 

With the continued talk of eliminating 
football at Southeastern Louisiana 
University and changing Northwestern's 
governing board to the LSCI system, it 
is interesting to note that the bottom 
two state universities in increased fun- 
ding are making the headlines today. 

NSCJ and Southeastern have actually 
been fighting a losing battle... 

Whether by design, default, or ig- 
norance, Northwestern and 
Southeastern have been the big losers 
in higher education funding for the past 
two years within the state of Louisiana. 

It is easy to kick an institution having 
difficulty, but why is the institution hav- 
ing difficulty in the first place? One 
reason plants die is because of lack of 
care. The universities of Louisiana need 
"care' also. Let's give it to them. 

I care. 

Joseph Mitchell 
16 Kay la Drive 

Editor's note... Indeed, NSU and SLU 
rank 10th and 1 1th of the 1 1 universities 
listed who receive state funding. For the 
reader's information, the 1985-86 in- 
crease in slate appropriations (and the ac- 
tual change after inflation in parentheses) 
is listed: 

1) Grambling, + 24 (+ 15) percent 

2) LSCJ, + 18 ( + 9) percent 

3) Southern, + 17 ( + 8) percent 

4) CJSL, + 15 ( + 6) percent 

5) McNeese, +11 ( + 2) percent 

6) Louisiana Tech, + 9 (0) percent 

7) Northeast, + 8 (- 1 ) percent 

8) Nicholls State, +8 (-1) percent 

9) Delgado, + 4 (-5) percent 
-10) Northwestern, + 3 (-6) percent 
11) Southeastern, 2 (-9) percent 


John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

Sports Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Theresa Guillory 
Leah Mills 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
Sheila Thomas 
Patrick Wyatt 
Staff Writers 

Keith Colquette 
Kevin Hopkins 
Dennis Wilson 


Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Manager 

Russel Bienvenu 

Circulation and 

Peter Minder 


The Current Sauce is published 
weekly during the fall and spring 
semesters by students of Nor- 
thwestern State University of 
Louisiana. It is not associated 
with any of the University's col- 
leges or departments, and is 
financed independently. 

Current Sauce business and 
□ditorial offices are located at 
Kyser Hall 225A (tel. 
318-357-5456). The production 
office is at Kyser 225C. and the 
typesetting office is at Kyser 
225H (357 5339). 

The mailing address for the 
Current Sauce is P.O. Box 5306. 
University Station. Natchitoches. 
LA 71497. 

Current Sauce subscription 
ates are $ ! I per academic year 
or $6 per semester. The paper is 
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Natchitoches. LA. The USPS 
number is 140-660. 

1984 85, 

Organizational cards are due from 
the following organizations for them to re- 
main active on campus. Delinquent 
groups should contact Camille Hawthorne, 
director of organizations and student ac- 
tivities, in Union 214 as soon as possible. 

Delinquent groups are Agriculture Club, 
Alpha Beta Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, 
American Chemical Society, Association 
of Student Artists, Beta Beta Beta, Cane 
Country Swingers, Cloggers, College 
Republicans, Corps of Caders, Country 
Dancers, DPMA, 

Demon Marching Band, Equine Science 
Club, FCA, First Presbyterian Church, IFC, 
Kappa Omicron Phi, KNWD-FM, LeCercle 
Francais. LA Home Economics Associa- 
tion, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 
Pan-Hellenic Council, 

Periaktoi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta 
Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Purple 
Jackets of Warrington, Ranger Platoon,. 
Roses of Sigma Tau Gamma, Rugy foot- 
ball team, Ski team, SAM, Student Coun- 
cil for Exceptional Children, SNA, Theta' 
Chi, University Players, 


continued from 
previous page 

why aren't the fire alarms functioning in all the 
dorms? I've lived in Varnado Hall for three years 
and there never has been a working fire alarm. 

Another change has been suggested to increase 
the R.A.'s duties to include social chairman for 
his/her hall and decrease the responsibilities as 
disciplinarian. Since we no longer have house 
directors in each dorm but complex directors m- 
stead, it would seem logical that the R.A. would 
have more responsibilities. Not so. Since this 
change, the noise level in the dorms has risen 

What will happen when the R.A.'s have to spend 
more time planning floor meetings? I joined a 
sorority for social interaction. I use my dorm to 
relax, study, and mostly to. sleep (when the noise 
level is low): 

Maybe if housing would consult campus life 
before going on wild tangents or how about a stu- 
dent survey. ..naw. Sign me an old-timer who 
knows used to be.' 

Angie Row 

• senior public relations major 


Nov. 19, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 13 

The Lady Demon volleyball team is 
currently playing in the Gulf Star Tourna- 
ment in Thibodaux on the Nicholls State 

NSU's French club, LeCercle Francais 

will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. in Union 240.. 

Members of the ROTC recently raised 
$817.05 by running the game ball used in 
the State Fair Classic game with Louisiana 
Tech from Natchitoches to Shreveport. 

The University is now accepting ap- 
plications for scholarships which are 
available to students for 1986-87. For 
more information, call the Admissions Of- 
fice at 357-4503. 

The University's Microbiology Club 

traveled to Carville on Nov. 4 to visit the 
National Leprosarium. The group also 
visited the Microbiology Department and 
School of Veterinary Medicine at LSU- 
Baton Rouge. 

"Ghost Ranch, New Mexico--A Group 
Show," consisting of paintings by 
students who spent three weeks last sum- 
mer at the scenice workplace, is on display 
through Nov. 30 in the Hanchey Gallery 
of the A. A. Fredericks Center. . 

Phi Beta Sigma social fraternity recently 
won first place in Grambling State's an- 
nual Greek Show. All eight brothers par- 
ticipated in the stomp show. Group 
members are Tedris "Laser" Smith, Ron- 
nie "Hawkeye" Blake, Raymond Nabors, 
Jerry Williams, Lemuel "Frog" Marshall, 
Dewayne Latin, Donald Hall, and Eric 

Thirteen Phi Beta Sigma Doves were 
recently initiated. Phi Beta Sigma is also 
announcing its upcoming talent show, set 
for Nov. 21. For information, contact any 
Phi Beta Sigma. 

Phi Mu social sorority will conduct 
HOPE week to benefit Project 
HOPE, Phi. Mu's national philanthropy. 
HOPE stands for Health Opportunities for 
People Everywhere, and concentrates on 
sending medical care to less fortunate 
parts' of' the world. • 

The Intercollegiate Rodeo Team will, 
sponsor a barbecue dinner Sunday, Nov. 
24, to raise funds for the production of. this 
spring's third annual Demon Days Rodeo. 

Dr. Arlene Airhart is one of ten nurses 
from, around the state and nation who have 
been asked to address the Louisiana State 
Nurses' Association convention in 
Lafayette on Nov. 6-8. 

The Christmas .Festival Committee is 
seeking all coeds are who are current 
state crown holders. If you are one, con- 
tact Camille Hawthorne in Union 214 

. The Anthropology Club will hold its 
10th annual Indian Crafts Sale on Dec. 
7 .at the Williamson Museum in Kyser Hall 
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 



"The Eye Alone V". Theatre West 
A.A. Fredericks Center. 7:30 
p.nv. . 

Sigma Kappa Woman-less Beauty 
Pageant. Union Ballroom. 8 
p.m. . ' ■ 

"Meet the Media" Reception; 
10:30 . ' 

• a.m.. Cane River RoQffitXJnion). 

La*dy.of the- Brace let Acceptance 
Tea; 6 p.m.. Cane River Room 


Students Reply: LSU Transfer 
Proposal, Onion lobby. 12 
noon . 

Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8:15 

Recital Hall. Fredericks 

"The Eye Alone V". Theatre West. 
' A.A. Fredericks Center. 7:30 
p.m. . 

SAB Video "Places in the Heart." 
- Union Station, 7:30 p'.ni. 


SAB Movie "Indiana Jones and 
the Temple of Doom". 7 p.m.. 
Kyser Hall Auditorium 

Phi Beta Sigma Talent Show 

Union Ballroom 

Health and Wellness Seminar. 
9 a.m.. Basic Studies Bldg. 110' 

IM Coed 2-on-2 basketball. 4 p.m. ' 
Recreation/IM Building 


IM Half-Miter.-8-p.m., Recreation 
and intramural Building 

SAB presents .Dave Wopaf. 7 
p.m., Union Station' . . 

Basketball team at Kentucky 
•7:30, Rupp Arena, Lexinqton, 

' KY ;:. 

"The Eye Alone V," Theatre West 
A.A: Fredericks Center, 7:30 ■ 


Demons vs. Stephen F. Austin, 
Turpin Stadium, 7 p.m. 

Distinguished Alumni Banquet, 
Union Ballroom. 4 p.m. 


Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Natchitoches, LA 

December 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 14 

hristmas Festival draws 125,000 to city 

orth Pole visitors 

Santa and Mrs. Claus again attended the Natchitoches 
hristmas Festival on Saturday. The couple presided over 

a group of over 100 marching units and several floats in 
the 90-minute parade which snaked down Second Street, 
through downtown, and back to the campus down Jeffer- 
son Street. 

More than 125,000 people 
crowded into the Historic River- 
front District Saturday for the 
59th annual Natchitoches 
Christmas Festival. 

Like last year, the weather 
was beautiful, with mid-day 
temperatures hovering near 60 

Unlike last year, however, 
event organizers asked each 
carload of festivalgoers entering 
the city from the Alexandria, 
Many, or Shreveport highways 
to donate $2 to the festival. 
Visitors were obviously in the 
Christmas spirit, for most 
agreed to pay. 

"Oh hell, what's $2 for my 
family to have a good time,'' 
commented Frank Denicola of 
Shreveport. "I do wish they'd 
use the money for parking, 
though," he said. 

The famous Christmas lights 
on the riverfront were turned on 
immediately following a 
32-minute fireworks show by 
the Zambelli Corporation of 
New Castle, PN. It was enjoyed 
by the crowd that saturated the 
riverfront and packed the 
Church Street bridge. When the 
lights were turned on, a "Niagra 
Falls" shower of sparks fell from 
into the river from the bridge. 

ormer state secretary to speak at graduation 

diversity alumnus Joseph 
raigle of Baton Rouge, 
ner state secretary of 
nue and taxation, will be the 
Ired speaker for next Fri- 
tmid-ye»r commencement 

uring the graduation 
monies, which begin at 7 
. in Prather Coliseum, 
ral hundred NSU 
rgraduate and graduate 
ents who earned degress at 
ind of the summer and fall 
esters will be formally 

aigle received the bachelor 
ience degree in accounting 
966 and is currently the 
irof J. Traigle and Associa- 
,Inc, a management con- 
ng practice which he 
•lished in Baton Rouge in 

ore going into business 
limself, Traigle was 

employed from 1976-82 by 
American Bank and Trust Com- 
pany in Baton Rouge. He was 
senior executive vice-president 
his first two years with the bank 
and then was promoted to presi- 
dent and chief executive officer, 
positions he held for four years. 

In 1972, Gov. Edwin Edwards 
appointed Traigle to the posi- 
tion of secretary of the Loui- 
siana Department of Revenue 
and Taxation. He held the post 

for the full four-year term, dur- 
ing which he enhanced citizens' 
opinions of the department. 

In a 1970 public opinion -poll 
seeking a reading of how the 
people saw state government 
performance, Revenue and Tax- 
ation received the lowest 
favorable rating as a function of 
state government performance. 
During Traigle's last year as 
state secretary, however, a 

similar pub! --onion poll 
revealed that department 
had the highi-- able rating 
of all state aytiicies. 

Vsigle increase the public's 
confidence by implementing 
such programs as a professional 
management system, cost- 
efficient data processing 
systems, and modernization of 
collection systems. 

He is the president of the 
Baton Rouge Alliance for Good 

Government, chairman of the 
Louisiana fund-raising drive for 
the United Negro College Fund, 
and past-president of the 
Greater Baton Rouge Area 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Traigle has been honored by 
the Louisiana Association of 
Broadcasters as Louisianan of 
the Year and by the Louisiana 
Jaycess as the Outstanding 
Young Man in Louisiana. 

Program dedicated to former resident 

Piano recital scheduled for Wednesday 

Concert pianist Irene 
Schneidmann, artist-in- 
residence at the University of 
Bridgeport in Connecticut, will 
present a recital Wednesday at 
8:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall of 

the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

Schneidmann is dedicating 
the recital program to the 
memory of her husband's sister, 
former Natchitoches resident 
Kathleen Nugent, and the pro- 

gram is open to the public. 

The guest recital will feature 
Bach's Aria with Diverse Varia- 
tions. Rarely heard in the live 
performance, this work is one of 
Bach's most magical keyboard 

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"She (Nugent) loved music 
and thus it is fitting that she be 
remembered through what she 
loved best," said Schneidmann, 
who recently returned to the 
concert stage after an absence 
since February of 1984, when 
her sister-in-law died. 

Music critic Robert Kimball 
recently wrote in the New York 
Post that "the magnificent Irene 
Schneidmann is a true artist 
who presented her fascinating 
program with uncommon sen- 
sitivity, warmth, and vitality." 

Born and raised in Vienna, 
Austria, Schneidmann made 
her performance debut in Vien- 
na's prestigious Musikverein at 
age 11. Upon graduation from 
Vienna's State Academy for 
Music, she was invited to join 
the piano faculty that had in- 
cluded several famous artists. 

Listed in the Chronology of 
Great Pianists and the Interna- 
tional Who's Who in Music, the 
guest pianist has made concer- 
to and solo appearances with 
many orchestras 

"I enjoy the fireworks and the 
lights every year," said Nor- 
thwestern alum Mary McCann, 
now of West Monroe. "But I've 
got to admit I'm kinda worried 
about this bridge," she added. 
"There must be 30,000 people 
on it." 

"Not a person over 25,000," 
contradicted a city policerdan 
standing nearby. He was push- 
ed against the side of the 
bridge, unable to move. "That's 
makes me feel so much better," 
she responded drily. 

The two traditional parades 
again attracted throngs of 
festivalgoers who lined Second 
and Jefferson streets. Junior 
Grand Marshal for the children's 
parade was Kenneth Mack of 
Natchitoches, a youngster who 
recently made world headlines 
by singing for Pope John Paul 
II in the Vatican. The "big" 
parade featured Vanna White of 
the top-ranked game show 
Wheel of Fortune. 

"She's fine," commented 
several young men on Second 
Street near Bossier Street. They 
responded to her smiles and 
waves by rushing her car and 
kissing her hand. "But who is 
she?" asked Phil Martrain of 
Lufkin, TX. 

Like always, the grand mar- 
shal had to put up with hecklers, 
who this year yelled "I'd like to 
buy an N" or "Gimme a vowel" 
as she passed. White continued 
to smile and wave, however. 

Each parade included 
dancelines, bands, guests, beau- 
ty queens, and Shriners. 

There were also more local 
groups in th<=: parade this year 
Local high school bands enter- 
ing the parade included Block, 
Captain Shreve, Fair Park, 
Green Oaks, Jonesboro-Hodge, 
Mansfield, Many, Natchitoches 
Central, Southwood, and Winn- 
field. Of course, NSU's "Spirit of 
Northwestern" led the parade, 
and several military bands 

And as always, tuba players 
beware. Many students who 
caught unwanted candy and 
doubloons simply tossed them 
into the next available tuba. 

Needless to say, more than 
one band member was ag- 
gravated by the time the parade 
had wound back to the campus. 
"There are a lot of drunk fools 
on those streets," was all a Cap- 
tain Shreve tuba player would 
mutter following the parade. 

While the festival had its 
share of drunk students lined up 
on Second Street, the scene on 
Jefferson and Front streets was 
more subdued. 

"Thank goodness we're off 
Second Street," said LaTonya 
Jefferson of the Green Oaks 
marching band. "They're crazy 
over there." 

While the festival is annually 
the big attraction in the city, it 
may also help Northwestern 
recruitment. Thousands of high 
school students dotted the city. 

"The festival is really great," 
said Greg Edmonds, a high 
school senior in Lake Charles. 
"While here, I looked over the 
NSU campus again. I like it. I'll 
probably come here," he said, 
adding that "just this one 
weekend would probably make 
a dull semester worthwhile." 


Uthorities remaining quiet about student's murder 

John Ramsey 


a| authorities are refusing 
6a se many details about 
^ent murder of Nor- 
*fn student Ching Ko. 
j^s found hanged in the 
Ca n Cemetary on Second 
°ne block from the main 
. of the campus, on 
giving Day. Memorial 
s were held in Kyser Hall 

fct Attorney Mike Henry 
' e re have been a number 
^'opments (in the case), 

but I'm not releasing any details 
of the investigation at this 

"What we can say," he con- 
tinued, 'is that it was definitely 
a homicide." 

She was found hanging from 
a tree by a rope swing placed in 
the cemetary by neighborhood 
children, according to local 
police. University officials say 
she was an English language 
student from Inner Mongolia, 
China and was also known as 
Jin Ge. 

Authorities said that Ko's 
body was found by her husband, 

Xiaoui Chen, shortly after 12:30 
a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 He 
reported to police that he 
discovered his wife hanging in 
the cemetary, which is located 
adjacent to Holy Cross Catholic 
Church and is across the street 
from their residence. 

Chen had been searching for 
her since he returned home at 
10:30 Wednesday and found 
her missing. 

After a twenty-four hour in- 
vestigation, City Police arrested 
James R. Wilson, 30, of Nat- 
chitoches on charges of second- 

degree murder in the case. He 
is being held without bond in 
the Natchitoches Parish Jail. 

Parish coroner Dr. Charles 
Cook ruled death by hanging in 
the case. According to Cook, 
there were no wounds on the 
body other than rope burns, and 
no signs of struggle were found 
in the cemetary. He did say, 
however, that the death did oc- 
cur there. 

Just two weeks earlier, on 
Nov. 14, the body' of Wilson's 
estranged wife, Alvania Faye, 
28, was discovered floating in 

Chaplin's Lake on campus. 
University Police officials who 
found the body said she was 
nine months pregnant. 

Wilson has not been charged 
in the Nov. 14 drowning, 
although according to local of- 
ficials, he had "been a subject of 
investigation" before the death 
of Ko last week. 

When (Mrs.) Wilson's body 
was found last month, police 
then said that they would not 
rule out a possible homicide, 
but there was no evidence of 
foul play. 

Police still will not speculate 
on whether the two incidents 
are related. 

Local officials met last week 
with Luo Fuquan, consul of The 
People's Republic of China. 

"The consul came to make 
sure that the homicide was be- 
ing investigated and to see that 
who did this was brought to 
justice," said Henry. "He said 
that it was his job to see that his 
people in this country are 
treated fairly and their rights 
honored and protected." 


Balanced budget amendment 
could be bad for student aid 

Jim Schwartz 

College Press Service 

The latest effort to balance 
the federal budget could be the 
worst thing to happen to stu- 
dent aid this decade, education 
lobbyists say. 

Both the House and Senate 
recently passed versions of a bill 
-- called the Gramm-Rudman- 
Hollings bill - that would por- 
tend deep cuts in federal stu- 
dent financial aid through the 
rest of the 1980s. 

A House-Senate conference 
committee met to iron out dif- 
ferences between the two ver- 
sions, but both versions would 
slash student aid to try to 
balance the federal budget. 

"The entire education com- 
munity has opposed any version 
of Gramm-Rudman,'' American 
Council on Education lobbyist 
Larry Zaglaniczany says. 

The bill calls for Congress to 
cut the deficit 20 percent an- 
nually until the budget is 

But Congress woiuld have to 
spare certain programs - Social 
Security, the interest on the na- 
tional debt and about 40 per- 
cent of the defense budget - in 
making cuts. Education is not 
among the sacred cows, 
Zaglaniczany explains. 

The house has added pro- 
grams to be spared, but not the 
student aid programs, reports 
Kathy Ozer, legislative director 
for the United States Student 
Association (GSSA). 

"The more you pull off the 
table, the larger the cuts will be 
on that which is left on the 
table," asserts legislative aide 
William Blakey for Sen. Paul 
Simon (D-III), long a student aid 

Ozer predicts some student 
aid programs could be cut in 
half if either the House or 
Senate version of the bill 

However, nobody is sure 
because the depth of the cuts 
depend on the deficit's cuts. 

Predictions of the deficit's 
size have been greatly 
underestimated in recent years, 
Ozer observes. 

The Congressional Budget 
Office now believes the deficit 
will reach $220 billion this fiscal 
year, up from $40 billion in 
1980, before the United States' 
huge military buildup and the 
tax cuts of 1981. 

The House and Senate ver- 
sions of the bill differ mostly in 

The Senate version allows the 
president to cut budget items at 
his discretion if Congress 
doesn't make the 20 percent 
reduction as mandated by the 
bill. The House version of the 
deficit bill has a recession 
clause, which deactivates the 
budget cuts if the economy 
falters, she adds. 

Educators and students are 
worried that giving President 
Reagan authority to cut the 
budget himself would doom 
most federal student aid pro- 
grams, which the president has 
sought to cut dramatically every 

Some, however, don't think 
student aid will suffer much in 

'Messiah' set 
for Fredericks 
on Tuesday 

The Natchitoches/Nor- 
thwestern Chorale will team up 
with the Department of Music to 
present G.F. Handel's "Messiah" 
at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital 
Hall of the A. A. Fredericks 

There is no admission charge 
for the event, which will be con- 
ducted by Dr. Burt M. Allen, 
director of choral activities. The 
NSU Chamber Orchestra, 
prepared by conductor Richard 
Rose, will provide the musical 

Featured soloists will be 
soprano Diane McMaron Col- 
lins, soprano Bonnie McNeill, 
alto Denise Chance, alto Andrea 
Martin, tenor John-Michael 
Strange, and bass Frank Morris. 

any case. 

"I don't think you'll see any 
one program gutted. We are 
very careful not to single out 
any one program," says Larry 
Neal, press secretary to Sen. 
Phil Gramm (R-Tex). 

Neal does not think congres- 
sional efforts to exempt pro- 
grams from budget cuts in- 
variably jeopardize those not 

The threat to federal student 
aid programs -- which include 
Pell Grants, College Work- 
Study, Guaranteed Student 
Loans, State Student Incentive 
Grants and National Direct Stu- 
dent Loans as well as some 
specialized programs -- follows 
three years of college lobbyists' 
efforts to fight back the Reagan 
administration's repeated at- 
tempts to cut them. 

After agreeing to dramatic 
cuts in 1981 , Congress has kept 
most programs intact, freezing 
their budgets or increasing their 
funding levels marginally, Ozer 

The proposed budget for this 
fiscal year, for example, in- 
cludes spending of about $8 
billion on student aid, about the 
same as 1984-85, according to 
U.S. Department of Education 

Moreover, an increasing 
percentage of the Guaranteed 
Student Loan (GSL) budget is 
going toward collecting delin- 
quent loans, says Dick Hastings, 
who heads the Education 
Department's loan collection 

Education lobbyists contend 
the arguments they've used to 
keep the federal student aid 
budget stable the last few years 
aren't working against the 
balanced budget bill advocates. 

"Gramm-Rudman is so 
political that many members of 
Congress are not listening to 
reason," Zaglaniczany laments. 
"We are doing everything we 
can, but we haven : t been too 

Ozer adds that other bills to 
slash student aid programs may 
be added to the bill to create an 
omnibus deficit cutting 

One Gramm-Rudman ver- 
sion, for example, would trim 
the allowance bankers receive 
for making GSL's. 

The proposed allowance cut, 
added to the consequences of 
the deficit bill "will have a com- 
pounded impact," and force 
many bankers to get out of the 
GSL business, banking lobbyist 
Bill Clohan says. 

White Christmas 

Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune flashes a smile to the audience at Saturday's 1 986 
Natchitoches Christmas Festival parade. White was grand marshal for the annual 
event, which drew over 125,000 people to the city, increasing the population by 800 


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eath of Italian dictator chronicled 

Mussolini photo exhibit now on display 

Checking it out 

Louisiana School student Nancy Breaux examines Wat- 
>n Library's photographic exhibit about the death of 
alian dictator Benito Mussolini. 

A photographic exhibit of the 
death of Italian dictator Benito 
Mussolini, who nearly destroyed 
his nation, is now on display in 
the Watson Memorial Library. 

Mussolini was portrayed 
recently by George C. Scott in 
NBC's recent miniseries 
Mussolini: The Untold Story. 
People who enjoyed the show 
might be interested in seeing 
the current exhibit of 19 official 
U.S. Army photographs pertain- 
ing to the execution and public 
display of the Italian madman, 
his mistress, and 17 other high- 
ranking Fascists. 

The photographs are located 
in Watson Library's Cammie G. 
Henry Research Center. They 
may be viewed from 8-5:30 
Monday through Thursday and 
on Fridays from 8-4:30. 

The photographs belonged to 
the late Brig. Gen. Stephen G. 
Henry, the son of Cammie 
Henry of Melrose Plantation in 
Natchitoches Parish. His 
photographs and other artifacts 
were given several years ago to 
the University's archives. 

"These photographs from 
Gen. Henry show the contempt 
of the Italian people," said 
Mildred Lee, the archives staff 
member who is responsible for 
the display. "They are very time- 
ly, considering the recent televi- 
sion miniseries about 

Mussolini: The Untold Story 
related the private life of the 
Italian dictator, focusing on him 
as a family man. Although he 
vowed love for his wife, he took 

Claretta Petacci as his mistress. 

The photos on display do not 
reveal the warmth of Mussolini. 
What is shown is the end result 
of the hatred that he instilled in 
Italian people prior to his execu- 
tion April 29, 1945. 

History has recorded that 
Mussolini almost destroyed his 
country, killed thousands 
through his recklessness, set up 
a powerful Fascist government, 
and joined Adolf Hitler and Nazi 
Germany in an attempt to take 

over Europe. 

The display includes a 
photograph showing Mussolini 
and his mistress after their ex- 
ecution by Italian patriots in 
Milan. The patriots had placed 
the symbol of Roman dictator- 
ship in Mussolini's hand. 

A second picture shows the 
patriots trying to get into the 
mortuary where the bodies of 
Mussolini, Petacci. and 17 other 
high-ranking Fascists were 
deposited after their executions. 

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morgue official tries to hold the 
crowd outside the building in 

Several photographs show 
Mussolini, his mistress, and 
other officials hanging by their 
feet in front of a filling station 
in Milan. Other photographers 
reveal mixed groups of Italian 
patriot and Fascist bodies piled 
into one truck for a common 

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titude that there are a whole 
bunch of people out there 
cheating," says Dallas Martin, 
head of the National Associa- 
tion of Student Financial Aid 

"But our experience has been 
that people are very, very 
honest," he notes. 

Tupper is quick to say he 
doesn't believe students are 
"cheating" though he does call 
the measure "very necessary" 
and believes Martin "is very 

Nineteen percent of all Pell 
Grant recipients, for example, 
are overpaid because of infor- 
mational errors on the applica- 
tions, Tupper maintains. 

By verifying family income 
information with the IRS, in- 
stitutions can make sure 
"everyone receives just the right 
amount of money they're entitl- 
ed to," he adds. 

But as the OMB hurries to 
complete the proposal before 
Congress adjourns for the 
holidays, House members 
already are complaining that 
the system would invade 
students' privacy. 

"In an attempt abuse in 
government programs, we may 
also be eliminating privacy and 
personal independence," says 
Rep. Don Edwards, the 
Democratic chairman of the 
House Judiciary Subcommittee 
on Civil and Constitutional 

Student aid is only the most 
recent addition to the Reagan 
administration's effort to solve 

the "payment integrity pro- 
blems" troubling federal benefit 
programs by bringing in the 
IRS. Congress has already ap- 
proved having the IRS verify in- 
come and eligibility for the food 
stamp, unemployment, 
Medicaid, and Aid to Depen- 
dent Children programs. 

ln August, the administration 
announced it would also have 
the IRS withhold the tax returns 
of people who are in default on 
their student loan repayments. 

The withholding will start 
with 1985 tax returns. 

"The OMB is saying to Con- 
gress, if your intent is payment 
integrity, then you must add at 
least a dozen other programs (to 
the verification systems) in- 
cluding student aid," Tupper 

He added the error rate for all 
federal benefit programs cur- 
rently stands at five percent. 

Allowing agencies access to 
IRS and other information, such 
as alien status, Social Security 
files and railroad retirement in- 
come, would decrease the error 
amount by as much as $1 
billion, Tupper estimates. 

Under the new proposal, the 
Pell Grant overall rate would 
drop "by much more than a few 
(percentage) points," says 

Meanwhile, the Department 
of Education's Office of Student 
Aid and the American Council 
on Education say they'll reserve 
judgment until the proposal 
makes its way to Congress. 

Four ROTC cadets 
given top honors 

Others receive promotions 

Four cadets in the Reserve 
Officers Training Corps have 
been recognized as distinguish- 
ed military students, one of the 
highest honors a student can 
receive as an ROTC cadet. 

Selection of distinguished 
military students is based on the 
cadet's performance in the 
ROTC and at the advanced sum- 
mer camp at Fort Riley, KN, 
academic grade-point average, 
and dedication to the corps. 

Students selected for the 
honor include Brian Marshall, 
Eric Manning, Jeffrey Kiigo, 
and Richard Fenoli. 

The distinguished military 
students were formally 
recognized during a ceremony 
which also included promotions 
in rank being awarded to 
several cadets in the Nor- 
thwestern ROTC program. 

Receiving promotions in 
cadet rank were Thomas 
Braswell (to cadet sergeant first 
class), Dewey Granger (to cadet 
staff sergeant), Steve Brown, 
Johanna Foitek, Terrence Mar- 
tin, Jerome Cox, and Johnny 
Dotson (to cadet sergeant), and 
Johnny Cox, Richard P. Morris, 
Mary Hillman, and Darrin Blom 
(to cadet corporal). 

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Vol. 74, No. 14 



Remembering '85 

It's that time of year again and as Christmas Day ap- 
proaches, shoppers are madly rushing to finish with gift 
giving and students are madly rushing to finish finals. 

But as the semester closes, it would be a good time 
to look back to see what's happened, what it has meant 
to us and what we could do to improve it. 

In the world, times are hopefully moving forward as 
President Reagan and Soviet Premier Gorbachev have 
broken silence and begun to talk about arms reduction. 
And 1985 has been the year that America has looked 
around the world to offer help to starving nations. And 
the killer disease, AIDS has caused panic and fear 
around the nation. 

And at Northwestern, the proposed transfer to the 
LSG system has been the main topic of conversa- 
tion. ..and many students, townspeople and ad- 
ministrators have voiced their opinions quite frequently. 

As in most years, 1985 has had its ups and downs, 
its bad spots and good times. But as we move into a 
new year, let's look forward to our future. ..whatever it 
may be. 

SAB concert should 
be moved to Spring 

With another Christmas Festival concert in the past, 
many students are wondering if the concert has really 
become a thing of the past. 

The crowd at the Bar-Kay's concert in Prather Col- 
iseum last Friday was very disappointing. And some 
students were disappointed with what they saw and 

After A -Train performed, there was an extended gap 
and the performance by the feature group was 
somewhat short. 

The Christmas Festival is mainly a time when guests 
visit Natchitoches and in past years the concert was a 
diversion for these guests, who would often spend Satur- 
day night after the Festival in town, and return home 
Sunday. And Northwestern students have in the past 
enjoyed and attended the Christmas Festival concert. 

Perhaps trying to secure a group for the first Satur- 
day in December has become too difficult. The Con- 
cert Committee of the Student Activities Board has had 
much trouble lately, and it is certainly not from a lack 
of effort. With an isolated date, so few groups touring 
this time of year and the expense of producing a top- 
rate concert so high, it might be a good idea to drop 
the Festival concert and concentrate on having a bet- 
ter, bigger concert in the spring, for the students. 

Pep band adds to 
basketball games 

This year Northwestern State is blessed to have two 
fine basketball teams on campus. 

The Lady Demons are off to another great start under 
the tutelage of Pat Pierson and James Smith. The 
women haven't slowed down since last year when they 
raced to a 20-6 and the first-ever Gulf Star 

The Demons, after last night's big win over Northeast 
Louisiana, have played hard and often played well. It's 
refreshing to see a team out there giving it their all. 

What's even more refreshing is to go to a game and 
see a pep band that acts like a group of nuts, frustrate 
the other team, play some catchy tunes and in general 
do what a pep band is supposed to do - get the crowd 
into the game. 

NSG has lacked a pep game ever since I've been 
associated with the school, but this year's edition, like 
the local teams, is definitely a winner. They alone are 
worth going to see and, when added with a Demon or 
Lady Demon victory, it's icing on the cake. 

Tom Wancho 

Sports Information Director 

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Fumbling football away not 
the answer for budget woes 

Tis the season. ..for colleges 
to drop their football teams. 

In the last four weeks, the 
Gulf Star and Southland con- 
ferences have been jolted by 
news that GSC-member 
Southeastern Louisiana and the 
SLC's Texas-Arlington are giv- 
ing up football competition. 

Both schools cite economics: 

SLG has a new $12 million 
library but, because of the 
state's poor support of higher 
education, can not afford to 
move in or staff the building. 

The $400,000 in state funds 
Southeastern spends on foot- 
ball will be diverted to 
academ ics. SLO s attendance 
has been poor for the last few 
years, but Lion backers still 
hope to revive the program with 

Like all Texas schools, GTA 
doesn't receive the state money 
for football. That's probably 
why the school has ac- 
cumulated a $1 million deficit. 
The Mavericks continue to draw 
under 8,000 fans per game 
despite being located in the 
huge Dallas-Fort Worth 
metropolitan area. 

Of course, economics pro- 
bably has played the major role 
in both school's choices. But 
unlike what we're told as 
children, it does matter who 
wins, not just how one plays. 

If it didn't, then Gerry Faust 
would still be at Notre Dame. 

SLCJ and CJTA both have high- 
integrity programs that simply 
don't put enough marks in the 

win column. In the last couple 
of years, SLCJ is 4-17-1 and OTA 
also has a losing record. 

It's interesting that the two 
schools dropping football are 
losers. least on the field. 

Closer to home, Nor- 
thwestern had a poor season 
this year. In fact, the Demons' 
3-8 mark was their worst in 


years. No one likes to lose, of 
course, but no one expected 
much from a NSCJ team hit hard 
by graduation last year. 

After the SLCJ decision, an 
NSCJ academic department 
voted to suggest to the ad- 
ministration that the University 
follow Southeastern's example 
and drop football. ..or at least 
make it self-sufficient and spend 
the saved money on academic 

Notice how that suggestion 
was not made following last 
year's Gulf Star championship 

As for self-sufficiency, it is im- 
possible at Northwestern. In 
Louisiana, only LSCJ-Baton 
Rouge can boast an athletic pro- 
gram in the black (without state 
help.) And that is only because 
certain "non-revenue" sports, 
such as gymnastics, were 

People forget the 
meaning of Dec. 25 

It's no secret...! love 

I really don't know exactly 
what it is that I love so much. It's 
nice for people to be friendly to 
one another for a change. And 
it's nice to send Christmas cards 


(and receive them) and buying 
someone exactly what they 
wanted is a great feeling. 

But it goes beyond that. 

It's easy to get bogged down 
in the season and sometimes we 
forget the true meaning. 

Almost two thousand years 
ago a baby was born in an 
obscure town, in a manger for 
cattle because there was no 
room in the local inn. His 
parents were in a different land, 
away from home, and there was 
no one to help them. But what 
happened that night is 

remembered today by millions 
as they recall the words of the 
angel: "For unto you is born this 
day in the city of David a 
Saviour, which is Christ the 

And that's the real reason we 
celebrate this season. 

Commercialism has tried to 
tak^ over the 

holidays. ..something makes us 
feel guilty if we don't spend a lot 
of money, or if someone gives 
a gift and we have none to 
return. When are we going to ig- 
nore this and realize that that is 
not important? 

Don't spend all day wonder- 
ing what you can tell Aunt Susie 
and Granny what they can get 
you. ..instead spend that time 
thinking about how much the 
world needs love, or taking a 
kid to see Santa, or visiting the 
old and the shut-ins. 

That's really the Christmas 

Let's give Christmas as readi- 

see "Christmas" 
opposite page 

Northwestern is not alone. 
McNeese, Nicholls, NLCJ, Tech, 
and even "big" CJSL are in the 
same boat. And according to 
athletic director Tynes 
Hildebrand, NSCJ is holding its 
own financially, despite being 
the state's smallest school and 
in a low-population area. 

Education is not just in a 
classroom, or so most teachers 
will say. It also comes in the real 
world, in everyday life, and on 
the playing field. Therefore, 
athletics is a justifiable item on 
the NSG budget submitted to 
the state. 

Contrary to what anyone may 
claim, there are students out 
there who won't consider a non- 
football or non-sports school. 
Take away football, and enroll- 
ment will drop. Sad, but true. 

That's a main reason why 
most Alexandria students 
bypass Louisiana College or 
LSCJA for NSG, Tech, or NLG. In 
Shreveport, there's no football 
at Centenary or LSUS. Notice 
that out of 350,000 people in 
Shreveport-Bossier, less than 
7,000 students go to school 

LC, Centenary, and the LSG 
satellites are excellent 
academically. But most 
students still choose to go 
elsewhere. schools with 

In (very) rough figures. NSG's 
budget is $23,000,000. Of this, 
$1,000,000 goes to field 12 
NSG sports. 

One of 23 isn't that bad, folks. 
Academic departments do need 
more money, but they should 
be hitting the Legislature, not 
Sam Goodwin's office, for more 

Of course, 1 won't argue that 
the ideal situation is when 
athletics are totally self- 
supporting. "Ideal" is the key 

Our Gniversity, and our state, 
are by no means "ideal" or even 
close to it. But if we're talking 
about "ideal" athletics, then 
how about trying for once to 
make "ideal" academic 

And that would mean getting 
rid of some of these wasteful 
jobs and departments that have 
haunted Northwestern for so 
many years. 

Dropping football at NSCJ (or 
any other state schools) would 
be foolish, for you'll take one 
step forward (more money for 
academics) only to take a two 
steps backwards (fewer students 
and therefore a smaller budget). 

And besides, I can't think of 
many things Turpin Stadium 
could be used for... 

John Ramsey is a senior 
who'll support the Honors 
program as well as Demon 
football, and he thinks they 
are both important to the 




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Dec. 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 14 


'Freedom of choice' not given to 
students when choosing classes 


pear Editor 

We are guaranteed freedom 
\o choice. Aren't we? 

America. This is a great place 
w e live in. Home of the free. 
Right? The greatness of this na- 
tion lies within our ability to 
Ihave freedom of choice. That's 
Lhat it's all about. 

Well, someone should have 
{informed whomever produced 
this spring's 
lass schedule. As many 
students did recently, I started 
ooking over the spring 
schedule to see what is in store 
or me next semester. As usual, 
listed all the classes that I 
]eeded to take and started 
writing from the times, dates, 
a nd instructors which I could 
loose from for these classes. 

This is when I discovered that 
Northwestern was exempt from 
ie freedom of choice clause of 
ie United States constitution. 


I made a schedule of ten 
classes that 1 could possibly 
take this spring semester. Out 
of the ten classes, two were not 
offered in the spring, four were 
at one time only, three were of- 
fered at two different times with 
only one instructor, and finally 
one was offered at two times 
with a choice of instructors. 

Letters to 
the Editor 

The last class was Fine Arts 
104 and 1 couldn t believe that 
a class in which every student at 
NSU is required to take is only 
offered at two different times. 

Time. This is the next pro- 
blem I experienced. To look at 
the class schedules one would 
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worked after 12:00 noon. Out of 
the ten classes on my list, ex- 
cluding the two not offered, 
three were at 8:00 MWF, three 
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MWF, and one at 12:30 TR. R? 
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Can you see a problem here? 
I can. 

If I wanted to take 18 hours in 
the spring and all of the classes 
are offered at 8, 9, 10, and 11 
MWF: guess what? 1 can't. 
(Jnless, of course, I would take 
something else. But I've already 
taken both Riflery classes! 

Now I know the NSU instruc- 
tors work after 12:00 noon. 
They have to grade tests, make 
lesson plans, and have con- 
ferences with students, but can't 
some of this be done at different 
times to allow more classes to 
be taught at different hours? 

The students need more 
freedom of choice. An accep- 
table dispersement of classes 
throughout the day needs to be 
arranged. Also the practice of 
having just one instructor 
teaching certain topics needs to 
be dealt with. 

For example, If a student has 
problems understanding an in- 
structor, or perhaps some sort 
of personal disagreement, then 
the students' chance of receiv- 
ing a good grade in the class is 
blown because there is only that 
instructor which teaches that 

It's not just the grade that is 
being hinder though. It's the 
learning. It's hard to learn 
something if you can not 
understand the person instruc- 
ting you. It is that simple. 

Students at Northwestern 
need more freedom of 
choice. ..if more choice was of- 
fered here maybe Northwestern 
could attract more students. 

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In wake of recent tragedy 

Student thanks officials 

Dear Editor 

Recently a horrifying tragedy 
happened on the night before 
Thanksgiving Day. A beloved 
friend of all NSU students was 
murdered in front of the old 
American graveyard beside the 
Holy Cross Catholic Church. Her 
name was Ching Ko. 

She was found dead hanging 
by the neck on the tree by her 
distraught husband and some 
friends. I have personally known 
her for a long time. She was the 
sweetest and kindest lady I have 
ever known. 

The incident probably hap- 
pened at night between 9 and 
10 p.m. on Nov. 27. Her body 
was found around 12:30 on 
Nov. 28. We, the students, were 
very worried and concerned 
about what had happened. I per- 
sonally paid a visit to the funeral 
home on Thanksgiving Day. All 
of the students were upset with 
the confused information which 
the doctor and inspector gave 

They implied that she had 
committed suicide, but from 
what the students observed and 
gathered, they believed she was 
murdered. So a few students got 
together and decided to help 
solve the tragedy. 

At the start of the investiga- 
tion, the victim's ID was found 
outside a trash can belonging to 
man suspected of causing the 


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death of his ex-wife at Chaplin's 
Lake. Later, with the help of 
detectives Daniel and Victor 
and five other officers, they 
finally found in other trash cans 
more evidence related to the 
gruesome murder. Immediately 
following this, the (suspected) 
killer was caught. 

On behalf of her husband, Mr. 
Chen, 1 would like to thank Dr. 
Orze, the president of the 
University, Ms. Nesom, Mr. 
Vrough, Mrs. Myra of the Bap- 


tist Student Union, concerned 
citizens and dearest friends for 
giving her a wonderful 
memorial service. 

Once again, I personally 
would like to thank the mayor, 
the sheriff, and the concerned 
citizens of Natchitoches for car- 
ing for the safety of the students 
of NSU. 

Chong Yee Meng 


continued from 
opposite page 

ly as we take it. Think about the 
words to all those Christmas 
carols we sing all the time. See 
the good in life, and share that 
good with the people around 

Christmas is not a time of 
selfishness. And neither is it 
simply a remembrance of the 
day Christ was born. After all, 
isn't Christ born everyday? 

We need not restrict love and 
peace and good wishes to 

December. Live Christmas. And 
make this the best one 
ever. ..not just on December the 
25th but for the rest of the year, 

And, oh yeah, have a Merry 

Craig Scott is a true blue 
(or maybe red and green) 
Christmas fanatic from Nat- 
chitoches who has 
redecorated the yearbook 
office with lights, cards, and 

sell them at: 

University Bookstore 

Dec. 1 1-12-13 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Dec. 16-17-18 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Be sure the books you sell are 
your own! Subject to 
disciplinary action 




Dec. 10, 1985 
Vol. 74, No. 14 



SLCI, Hammond unite to save football 

John Ramsey 


Friends of Southeastern Loui- 
siana University, along with the 
city of Hammond, are teaming 
up to save Lion football on the 
SLCI campus. 

Five weeks ago, Southeastern 
president Dr. J. Larry Crain an- 
nounced that football would be 
dropped unless $2 million was 
raised. Most people found that 
amount impossible, but when 
Crain said $400,000 per year for 
five years would be acceptable, 
optimism began to creep back 
into the picture. 

But even if Southeastern foot- 
ball is revived, it will be without 
one of it's biggest supporters. 
Lion head coach Oscar Lofton 
was fired on Nov. 27, and SLCI 
announced that Don Skelton, 
the team's defensive coor- 
dinator, would take over if the 
program remains on campus. 
He, in turn, left Hammond for a 
job at Delta State (MS) 

Regardless of the coaching 
merry-go-round, the possible 

loss of football brought together 
the Hammond community, and 
Crain's five-year plan is being 
eyed be several fund-raising 

SLU cans Lofton 

Southeastern fired head 
coach Oscar Lofton recent- 


The Letterman's Club, the S 
Club, and the SLCI Booster Club 
have joined Mayor Debbie 
Pope's office and the Chamber 


1 Devoured 
4 Farewell 
9 Work at one's 

12 Capuchin 

13 Liquid measure: 

14 Hasten 

15 Pocket books 
17 Eagles' nests 
19 Actual being 

2 1 To carry out 

22 Swerve: colloq. 
25 Organ of 

27 Foundation 

31 Collection of 

32 Engages the 
attention of 

34 Chinese dis- 
tance measure 

35 Drunkard 

36 Distress signal 

37 Latin 

38 Opulence 

41 Toll 

42 Dare 

43 Unit of 

44 German title 

45 Teutonic deity 
47 Heraldry: 

49 Hideous 
53 Lower in rank 

57 Female sheep 

58 Lavished 
fondness on 

60 Peruke 

61 Marry 

62 Sows 

63 Sign of zodiac 

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2 Kind of cross 

3 Goddess of 

4 Imitates 

5 Nonconformist 

6 Sign on door 

7 Greek letter 

8 Employed 

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10 Falsehood 

1 1 Affirmative 
16 Stitch 

18 Long loose 

20 Dine 

22 Dinner course 

23 Piece of cutlery 

24 Babylonian 

26 Abrogated 

28 Roman weight 

29 Beef animal 

30 Chemical 

32 Acknowledg- 
ment of debt 

33 Fish eggs 
35 Craftier 

39 Fortissimo: 

40 Born 

41 Symbol for iron 
44 Dress border 
46 Frees of 

48 Spreads for 

49 Chop 

50 Be in debt 

51 Crimson 

52 Female deer 

54 Night bird 

55 Stalemate 

56 The self 
59 Symbol for 


United Feature Syndicate 

of Commerce in raising the 
$400,000 needed for SLCI to 
field a team next year. The 
money must be pledged by Jan. 

"With the $2 million dollars, 
I definitely felt it would be im- 
possible," said SLCI athletic 
director Leo Jones in Thurs- 
day's New Orleans Times- 
Picayne. "But now, with just 
having to raise $400,000, I 
hesitate to say 'no problem', but 
I feel we can do it." 

Ten other schools hope SLCI 
can do it, for the Lions will leave 
several institutions in a bind if 
they fold football. For instance, 
Northwestern is scheduled to 
meet SLG in Turpin Stadium 
next season, and loss of a home 
game would mean lost revenue 
for NSCI athletics. It's even 
worse at Northeast and Loui- 
siana Tech, for instance, which 
have scheduled both SLCI and 
Texas-Arlington, which also 
plans to drop football. 

Both NLCI and Tech are star- 
ing at the possibility of only 
nine football games next 

The NCAA also would not 
give the Gulf Star Conference 
an automatic bid to the IAA 
playoffs if only five teams are 
conference members. 

In order to raise the money, 
the Chamber of Commerce has 
set its goal at $200,000, the 
booster club $ 1 75,000, and the 
S Club $50,000. 

Jerry Correjolles, former 
president of the Chamber of 
Commerce and SLG's booster 
club, said there is no longer 
time for people to stay mad 
about Crain's decision. 

"It's time to quit pointing the 
finger and get behind the pro- 
gram," he said. "We definitely 
have a serious problem. Let's 
face it, academics is the most 
important thing, and that's one 
reason the chamber is behind 
this program." 

The chamber is trying to sell 
1,000 all-sports tickets at $200 
per ticket, with the buyer having 
the option of choosing four 
football season tickets instead 
of a single season ticket for 
every SLCI sport. 

Another reason Correjolles 
gives for backing the Lions is 
SLG's economic impact. 

"It's going to come down to 
dollars and cents," he said. "We 
all realize that this is a business, 
and athletics plays a major part 
in Tangiapahoa Parish. 
Southeastern boosts $57 
million into the economy." 

So far, the S Club has raised 

This Week... 

at the Student Body 


Sigma Tau Gamma s 
Kamikazes for 75 cents 


Draft Beer specials 
until 10 p.m. 


Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Good luck with finals 
See ya in the Spring!!! 

75 percent of their $75,000 
goal, said Jones. 

No figures are available from 

the other outlets, although 
Jones comments that almost 
half, or 520, or 1985 s football 

season ticket holders have 
responded favorably to renewal 

Need a hand? 

It looks as if Santa wants to give NSCI student John Frost a hand in painting the 
Christmas windows of the Student Union last week. The windows were again painted in 
conjunction with the Christmas Festival. 

SAB, SGA paid for by students 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

While many students wonder 
where their money goes, there 
are those who are making the 
decisions on how to allocate it. 

A general Student Governe- 
ment Association fee of $72 for 
the fall, $53 for the spring and 
$38.25 for the summer is charg- 
ed and the Student Activities 
Board is just one of the many 
agencies receiving income from 
this source. 

"For our purposes we 
generally get enough money 
from student fees," said Rita 
Ravare, SAB president. "But of 
course we wish we could have 

The SAB receives $10.00 per 
student in the fall and the 
spring, and $5 per student in the 
summer. An additional $1 in fall 

and spring and 50 cents in the 
summer is allocated to the Fine 
Arts committee of the SAB. 

"We set our budget according 
to what we've done in the past 
and upon how many students 
are returning," Ravare 

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For 1985-86 a budget of 
$74,349 was adopted. By far the 
largest sum received by any 
SAB committee is the Concert 
committee which has $23,000 
to work with. 

Replacement of stolen sound 
equipment has taken a large 
sum from the Concert budget, 



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but Ravare contends that the) 
"hope to make money" fron 
the Bar-Kays concert. 

"Students often complaii 
about concerts, but if they wen 
willing to pay an extra fee 
maybe we could set up more 

Other SAB committees 
receiving money from student 
assessed fees are Cinema Focus 
with $9,000; Hospitality am Teressa Tl 
Decorations, $9,000; Fine Art* Q«yson(lf 
$6,010; Lady of the Bracelet and Sandy 
pageant, $3,700; Lagniappe "We didr 
$10,000; and Public Relation well as I'd 
and Advertising, $1,300. 

Other expenses of the SAB T parn 
include $6,400 for travel iectm u h 
$12,939, general office; $801 ^ 
for the awards banquet; an( • 



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"I feel that we have a goo 
budget," Ravare concluded 
"We have a lot of good pro 
grams and the students seem 
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Vol. 74, No. 14 


Brin g on NLU 

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Unbeaten Lady Demons take on second-ranked 
Northeast Lady Indians in Monroe showdown 

With four starters returning, 
the Lady Demon basketball 
team has successfully cleared 
its first hurdles in a quest to pro- 
ve last year's 20-6 conference 
championship season was no 

The Ladies are still unbeaten 
after reeling off four relatively 
one-sided wins, all in the friend- 
ly confines of Prather Coliseum. 

On Tuesday, however, the 
Lady Demons' take to the road 
for probably their toughest 
assignment of the season: to try 
to upset the second-ranked 
Lady Indians of Northeast Loui- 
siana. Game time is 7 p.m. in 
Monroe's Ewing Coliseum, on 
the Northeast campus. 

NLG returns all five starters 
from last year's 30-2 Final Four 
squad, and is predicted to 
challenge national powers 
[Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana 
Tech for the national champion- 
ship. The Lady Indians start 
three All-Americans. 

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NSU vs. Southern Arkansas 

To open the season last 
Saturday, Southern Arkansas 
fell to NSU, 1 17-53, as the Lady 
Demons set Northwestern 
records for most points scored 
and margin of victory (64). 

Assistant coach James Smith 
called the shots from the 
sidelines against Southern 
Arkansas, as head coach Pat 
Pierson gave birth to her first 
child, Joshua, earlier in the day. 

Every Lady Demon played, 
and the team was led in scoring 
by Lonnie Banks with a career- 
high 27 points. Other double 
figure scorers for NSG were 
Thomas (18), Linda 
Gtayson (15), Annie Harris (14), 

and Sandy Pugh (10). 

"We didn't shoot the ball as 
well as I'd have liked, but we 

kept pressure on them the en- 
tire game, which puts us in bet- 
ter shape than I thought that we 
were," summed up Smith. 

NSC1 vs. Kansas 

Nationally-ranked Kansas of 
the Big Eight Conference pro- 
vided the Lady Demons their 
toughest opposition of the 
young season on Wednesday. 
The Lady Demons overcame a 
three-point halftime deficit, 
however, to post a convincing 
79-63 win over the visiting Lady 

Sandy Pugh led the Lady 
Demons with 24, while Teressa 
Thomas and Linda Grayson 
both had 15. Annie Harris chip- 
ped in 13 and Lonnie Banks ac- 
counted for 10. 

High-scoring Vickie Adkins of 
Kansas, who had been averag- 
ing 30 points per game, was 
limited to 14. Kansas fell to 3-2 
on the season after a big loss at 
fourth-ranked Louisiana Tech 
the night before. 

Christmas Classic 
NSU vs. Pan American 

The Lady Demons' second 
annual NSG Christmas Classic 
saw Northwestern advance to 
the title game easily by crushing 
Pan American Gniversity of 
Edinburg, TX. 

Against the winless Lady 
Broncos, the NSG ladies 
outscored Pan American 55-19 
at the half, and coasted to a 
108-61 win. 

All twelve NSG players 
scored, and were led by Monica 
Lee's career-high 16 points. 
Kristy Harris added 12, Annie 
Harris and Lori Martin both net- 
ted 11, and Teressa Thomas 
shot for 10. 

Martin's shot with 4:15 left 
brought the Lady Demons 
above the 100-point mark for 
the second time this season. In 
both games, she made the 

bucket that passed the century 
mark for NSG. 

In the other game of the 
semifinals, Mississippi College 
edged the Gniversity of Texas at 
Arlington, 72-70. 

Championship Game: 
NSU vs. Mississippi College 

Friday night's tournament ti- 
tle bout pitted the Lady Demons 
against the MC Lady Choctaws, 
a team that (like Northwestern) 
returned four starters from last 

Mississippi College spotted 
the Lady Demons a 26-9 lead in 
the first period, but came back 
against a sluggish NSG squad in 
the second half to make it 
respectable. The final was 
88-77, giving the Lady Demons 
their second straight Christmas 
Classic championship. 

Against the Lady Chocs, San- 
dy Pugh pumped in 24, while 
teammates Annie Harris and 
Teressa Thomas hit 15 and 14, 
respectively. Lonnie Banks add- 
ed 11. 

The two teams will meet 
again next Wednesday on the 
Mississippi College campus in 
Clinton for a regular non- 
conference game. 

Consolation Game 

Earlier Friday, GTA bombed 
hapless Pan American, 95-64 to 
claim the tournament's consola- 
tion crown. Texas-Arlington 
moved to 2-5 on the year, while 
PAG dropped to 0-7. 

Thomas was chosen by the 
Lady Demon media as the 
Christmas Classic's most 
valuable player, while team- 
mates Annie Harris and Pugh 
were selected to the all- 
tournament first team. Roun- 
ding out the all-tourney squad 
were Mississippi College's Janet 
Smith, Sofia DeAlva of Pan 
American, and Penny Lewis of 

Going for it 

Lonnie Banks prepares to go for the basket during NSCI's 64 point thump 
Arkansas University. The Lady Demons are 4-0 headed into tonight's tilt 

ing of Southern 
with Northeast 

in Monroe. 

Team upsets Florida A&M 

'Basketball is back' in Prather Coliseum 

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i "Basketball is back" in 
Prather Coliseum this season, 
even though the Demons cur- 
rently have a 2-6 record after 
last night's upset win over the 
Indians of Northeast Louisiana. 
The final score was 64-60, NSG. 

For the past three seasons, 
the NSG Demons of Coach 
Wayne Yates lost many more 
than they won. Coliseum 
crowds dwindled to almost 
nothing, and the program was 
very inconsistent, so much so 
that one national basketball 
preview magazine said "Prather 
Coliseum is the only basketball 

Beasley signs first 
basketball recruits 

Head basketball coach Don 
Beasley recently announced his 
f 'rst signing of the 1985-86 
re cruiting year. 

Corrie Stewart, a 6-1 All- 
region point guard from 
reated e*p a shington High School in 
with Stat ^tlanta, has signed a national 
necomin: e Uer of intent to play his col- 
' e ge basketball for the Demons 
s includ beginning next fall. 
I for offic "Corrie is the type of kid who 
:lephonei w 'H be an impact player in our 
and $12 
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selected as 

^ine coeds have been 
^'ected as cheerleaders for the 
e Tion and Lady Demon 
9s ketball squads this season. 

The students were selected 
/ the University's Cheerleader 
' 0v eming Board on the basis of 
^itions and personal inter- 
ns conducted this fall. 

Selected for the squad are 
ra cy Adams, Julia Browder, 
la nC y Celles, Beth Eitel, 
Melissa Hightower, Liz Jarvis, 
* Lawson, Cindy McAbee, 
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program," said Beasley. "He's a 
leader and has the qualities that . 
we're looking for in a guard." 

NSG's first-year head coach 
added, "His first concern is how 
the team is playing - he 
possesses all of the physical 
skills necessary to get the job 
done on both offense and 

Stewart was selected in the 
Top Twenty of the B-C All-Stars 
Camp held each summer in 
Milledgeveille, GA, the most 
pretigious camp of its kind in 
the Gnited States and one that 
has attracted the likes of Ralph 
Sampson and Earvin "Magic" 
Johnson over the years. In ad- 
dition to an all-region selection, 
Stewart was also MVP of the 
Atlanta Holiday Classic last 

Robert Bell, Stewart's high 
school coach, says that "Corrie 
plays terrific defense, has a 
good outside shot, and is very 

"I wish I could keep him 
around here for another three or 
four years," he said. 

Stewart, a three-year starter 
for Washington, has helped lead 
his team to a combined record 
over that span of 60-20 heading 
into his final prep season. 

His scoring average last 
season was 24.5, and he also 
found time to dish off eight 
assists per game. 

arena in the country that should 
have revolving doors. That's 
how fast players come and go." 

New head coach Don Beasley 
has changed the attitude of the 
Demons, however, and they 
now play competitive basketball 
and have been in nearly every 
game this year. And unlike last 
year's team, coached by Wayne 
Yates, the fan support is there. 

New support from Nat- 
chitoches residents, alumni and 
students have seen the atten- 
dance figures increase this 
season compared to the 
1984-85 season, when the 
Demons set all kinds of dubious 
records in a 3-25 season (last in 
the Gulf Star). 

NSU vs. Kentucky 

The Demons began the 
season playing in front of 
23,000 people (more people 
than the Demon football team 
played for in any one game this 
season) in Kentucky's famed 
Rupp Arena. 

Their first loss came to the 
hands of nationally ranked 
Wildcats, who defeated NSG 
77-58, in a game surprisingly 
closer than the score indicated. 

NSU vs. Alabama 

The next game was against 
Southeastern Conference 
powerhouse Alabama in 
Tuscaloosa. At the final buzzer, 
the score read Alabama 82 and 
NSG 77. 

Victor Willis led all scorers with 
36 points and George Jones 
and Dwight Moody pulled down 
six and five rebounds 

NSU vs. Southern Methodist 

The Demons remained on the 
road by traveling to Dallas to 
take on the Mustangs of SMG. 
The Texans handed the 
Demons their third loss with the 
score of 77-59. One positive 
result coming from the game 
was the play of last year's Gulf 
Star Conference Freshman of 
the Year George Jones, who 
scored 20 points. 

Despite the lopsided score, 
SMG's coach said of the 
Demons: "don't worry. ..they'll 
come around soon. They're 
much better than last year." 

NSU vs. McNeese State 

The Demons returned home 

to face their fourth setback of 
the season, with McNeese 
defeating the Demons by 13 
points. The score was 24-24 at 
the half, but again the Demons 
could not hold in the last 

The Demon offense could on- 
ly score 49 points, with Victor 
Willis leading the Demons with 
14 points. The Coliseum crowd 
of nearly 1700 fans for the 
home opener, which was the 
largest Coliseum crowd in three 

NSU vs. Louisiana Tech 

Archrival Louisiana Tech, a 
Final Sixteen team a year ago. 
visited Prather last Monday, and 
almost went back to Ruston as 
NSG's first basketball victim. 

The young Demon team led 
the Bulldogs by as much as 
eleven in the final period, only 
to see Tech's full-court defense 
shut the Northwestern offense 
down. George Jones fouled out 
with 4 minutes left, and the 
Demon lead turned into a 69-63 
loss, dropping NSG to 0-5. 

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Vol. 74, No. 14 


December 10. 1985 

Heavily favored Indians 
upset by Demons, 64-60 

Coach Don Beasley's Demon 
basketball team shocked 
Southland Conference power 
Northeast Louisiana, 64-60, in 
the Coliseum Monday night to 
notch their second win of the 
young season. 

The Demons are now 2-6, and 
have a two-game winning streak 
after last week's victory over 
Florida A&M in the NLCI 
Pacemaker Classic. In fact, NLG 
was the last team to defeat Nor- 
thwestern, as the Indians won 
the Classic's first round game, 

It was the first win for the 
Demons in the series since 
1981-82. NLCI had previously 
won nine straight against the 
Demons, but fall to 4-3 with the 

After eight games, the 
Demons are just one win shy of 
tying last year's three-win mark 
set in 28 games. 

Northeast led. 32-29, at the 
halftime, and came out of the 
locker room hot, increasing the 
lead to 38-3 1 . It was then NSCJ's 
turn for momentum, however, 
as Northwestern went on a 
12-point tear to push the 
Demons on top, 43-38 to 
delight the crowd of nearly 
1,000 in the Coliseum. 

NLCI came back to make it 
44-43 Indians, but it was all NSCI 
the rest of the game. Northeast 
attempted to take advantage of 
the free throw - Northwestern's 
weakness - but it didn't work. 

High scorers for the vic- 
torious Demons were Dwight 

Moody and George Jones, who 
each popped in 16. Gerald Bush 
and Victor Willis added id 

Northwestern shot an incredi- 
ble 84 percent in the second 
half (1 1 of 13) while Northeast 
Louisiana could only manage 
15 of 35, or 42.8 percent. 

The next home game for the 
Demons is Dec. 30 against 
Arkansas-Little Rock, a former 
Trans America conference rival. 

Prior to that game, theS 
suddenly-hot Demons will face 
McNeese State (Dec. 19), Rice 
University (Dec. 21), and Lamar 
(Dec. 23) on the road. 

Up and at 'em 

George Jones attempts to 
go over a McNeese defender 
at last week's game in 
Prather Coliseum against 
the Cowboys. McNeese 
downed the Demons, 62-49. 

The Demons are now 2-6 
following upsets of Nor- 
theast Louisiana and Florida 
A&M University. 

set for NSU 

The chance to drive away in 
a 1986 GMC Jimmy along with 
other prizes are just some of the 
promotions scheduled for 
halftime of this year's Demon 
and Lady Demon basketball 

The chance to shoot for the 
Jimmy 4-wheel drive truck/jeep 
begins by registering at a table 
at the entrance to Prather Col- 
iseum. In order to win, the con- 
testant must sink four shots - a 
lay-up, free throw, top of the 
key, and a half-court toss - all in 
order and all within 24 seconds. 

The shooter may take as 
many shots as needed provided 
that he/she converts all four 
within the 24-second time limit. 

Registration for another 
event, a $50.00 cash scramble, 
will be held for NSG students 
only upon their entrance into 
that night's game. Fifty one- 
dollar bills will be spread out on 
half of the court and the student 
will have a designated time to 
gather up whatever he/she can. 
All that is scooped up is kept. 

A feature from last year, the 
"Pot O'Gold," returns for the 
1985-86 season. A game pro- 
gram must be purchased for 
this event, which is just what it 
says - a pot of $25.00 will be 
added game after game. To win, 
a contestant must have his pro- 
gram number drawn and sink a 
half-court shot. There were no 
winners last year, but some 
close calls. 

A new promotion for the Lady 
Demon contests only is being 
held in conjunction with La- 
Bocks Dress Shop in the Dixie 
Plaza shopping center. 

Whatever score the Lady 
Demons have rolled up at 
halftime, La-Bocks will knock 
off that percentage on all of 
their merchandise the day after 
the game only. In order to 
receive the discount, the buyer 
must present a program from 
that game or a ticket stub. 

For example, the Lady 
Demons scored 60 first-half 
points last Saturday against 
Southern Arkansas. On Mon- 
day, all La-Bocks' merchandise 
was discounted 60 percent with 
a ticket stub or program. 


continued from 
previous page 
NSCI vs. Northeast LA 

Powerful Northeast was the 
first round opponent for the 
Demons in the first round of the 
Pacemaker Classic, played 
before 1 , 1 00 fans in Ewing Col- 
iseum in Monroe. 

Despite Dwight Moody's 22 
points and 7 rebounds, a 40-25 
NLG lead at the half was too 
much, as the Demons lost, 

69-60. Victor Willis added 12 for 

NSCI vs. Florida A&M 

The Demons finally put a 
mark in the win column Thurs- 
day night against the Rattlers of 
Florida A&M. 

A close game until the very 
end, the Demons' George Jones 
sunk a shot as time ran out to 
give Northwestern a 76-75 
triumph over the SWAC team. 

Defending Gulf Star cham- 
pion Southeastern defeated 
Florida A&M in the first game 
to advance to the finals to meet 
NLG. The Indians, who should 
be in the thick of the Southland 
Conference race, won the tour- 
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game will be on Dec. 30 in the 
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Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

Vol. 74, No. 15 
January 28, 1986 

Demon Connection '86 
scheduled for Thursday 

Demon Connection, the 
University's high school visita- 
tion program, will hold its ninth 
annual session on Thursday to 
provide information to prospec- 
tive college students on 
academic programs and college 
life at NSU. 

Enrollment counselor 
[Hathanial Meadors is coor- 
dinating the day-long program, 
which is being sponsored by the 
University's Office of Enroll- 
ment Management. Some 
1,000 high school junior and 
seniors from throughout Loui- 
siana and surrounding states 
are expected to attend. 

Melody Busby, enrollment 
manager, said over 500 high 
school students attended last 
year's program, but she added 
that the number of invitations 
for Demon Connection has 
been more than doubled since 

"I think this will be one of the 
largest Demon Connection pro- 
grams we have ever had," stated 
Busby. "We have an interesting 
and exciting day planned for the 

Demon Connection offers 
students an opportunity to 
come to the NSU campus, tour 
the facilities, and visit with 

faculty members and depart- 
ment chairmen. This gives them 
a first-hand view of the 

"We encourage campus visits 
to any college-bound student, 
because this gives the high 
school students a change to get 
a general feeling for the Univer- 
sity," explained Busby. Accor- 
ding to her, most students who 
visit the campus enroll at Nor- 
thwestern State the following 

Registration for Demon Con- 
nection '86 begins at 10 a.m. in 
the Hanchey Art Gallery of the 
A. A. Fredericks Center. A con- 
vocation for the visiting high 
school juniors and seniors is set 
for 10 a.m. in the Recital Hall. 

At 1 1 a.m. the students will 
view departmental displays and 
meet with their prospective 
faculty and department heads in 
the concourse area of the 
Center's music wing. 

"A student may be interested 
in 10 different areas but re- 
mains undecided about a col- 
lege academic major," stated 
Busby. "That student will be 
given an opportunity to go to 
each departmental display and 
find out valuable information 
about what that department or 

program can offer." 

New this year are the advanc- 
ed standing examinations which 
will be adminstered at 1 p.m. to 
students interested in taking 
placement tests in English, 
mathematics. and other 
freshman-level courses. 

"We think this is going to at- 
tract some academically- 
advanced students to Nor- 
thwestern" Busby said. 

At 1 p.m. is a review of the 
College Success Program in the 
Union Ballroom. If a student is 
not at college level, the College 
Success Program gives that stu- 
dent an opportunity to be 
brought up to college level in a 
controlled atmosphere so he or 
she can be successful in col- 
legiate courses. 

Also in the Union Ballroom 
are general programs at 1 :30 on 
financial aid and scholarships, 
at 2 p.m. on career planning 
and placement, and at 2:30 p.m. 
on Greeks and student life at 

Campus tours of residence 
halls, the outdoor recreation 
complex and other points of in- 
terest are scheduled to begin at 
3 p.m. A reception for the 

see "Connection" 
on page 2 

returns to 

Demon and Lady Demon 
basketball action resumes in 
•rather Coliseum this week, 
"as both teams have home 
games throughout the next 
two weeks. 

Thursday's doubleheader 
will pit the league-leading 
Lady Demons against the 
Northeast Lady Indians, rank- 
ed third in the country before 
the NCAA socked it to NLU 
for recruiting violations, at 
5:45. The men's game at 
7:30 will feature the Demons 
against Centenary College's 

On Saturday, the men will 
tackle GSC rival Nicholls 
State, and on Monday will 
meet defending Gulf Star 
champion Southeastern. 

The women go on the road 
after the NLU contest, but 
return home next Thursday 
against Grambling State. A 
Saturday date with Stephen 
F. Austin and a clash with 
Arkansas-Little Rock on 
Monday follow. 

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Signing up 

A student and adviser go over the student's schedule during the recent registration for 
spring classes. Northwestern's computer registration system was used for the second time 
this semester, and according to registrar Dr. Ray K. Baumgardner, worked "very well." 

He admitted, however, that some bugs still need to be worked out, such as the problem 
with financial aid credits. By summer session, he said, registration should be done in the 
office of each college. 

Budget cuts expected from state 

Angie Row 

Staff Writer 
Budget cuts: words often 
heard in today's economy and 
Northwestern is not an 

to overestimate our expen- 
ditures and underestimate our 
income. We have prepared for 
a 6 percent cut, thus being 
prepared for the worst and if a 
3 percent cut is announced, all 

Craig Calcote passes the ball against the Arkansas- 
Little Rock Trojans last week. The Demons have a full 
slate of home games coming up. 

Because of a state deficit, 
state agencies are expecting a 3 
to 6 percent cut in the budget 
this year. The possibility of a cut 
was announced in Baton Rouge 
in October and as of yet a 
definite percentage has not yet 
been decided upon. 

President Orze, when asked 
to comment, said "the cut is 
speculatuve. Right now we're 
waiting on the governor to call 
a special legislative session so 
a decision can be made and a 
final word handed down." 

E.J. Triche, vice president for 
fiscal affairs, explained "Nor- 
thwestern is preparing for the 
worst. The philosophy we use is 

the better." 

Triche also pointed out that 
because an exact percentage 
has not been announced, in- 
dividual budget units have not 
been reduced yet. Areas that 
would normally absorb a cut in- 
clude books, supplies, travel ex- 
penses, and library costs, which 

together represent about 25 
percent of the University's 
operating budget. 

Personnel costs, which repre- 
sent the remaining 75 percent 
of NSU's budget, are exempt 
from any cuts. 

In past state-ordered budget 
reductions, attrition has absorb- 
ed much of the cut. Attrition oc- 
curs when an employee no 
longer works for the University, 
yet his or her salary is still ac- 
counted for in the budget: 
therefore, the "extra" money 
can cover a cut. 

this year, 
though, attri- 
tion will not be 
available for 
use in case of a 
budget cut. 

Loss of SLG football causes problems for NSCJ, Gulf Star 

John Ramsey 


Southeastern Louisiana 
diversity has made it official: 
^ Lion football team is no 
^ore. And thanks to 
°utheastern's decision, both 
)°rthwestern and the entire 
,lJ lf Star Conference face quite 

Beginning next week. 
Current Sauce will begin 
['sing new distribution 
' oxes. 

There will be six 
distribution points, so look 
*°r the tall red boxes. The 
l!x points are: 

-the rear doors of Kyser 
Hall (near the Post Office) 
-the Union cafeteria 
-the Union lobby 
-Iberville Dining Hall 
-the A. A. Fredericks 
-Roy Hall 

Northwestern now has only 
four home games at Turpin 
Stadium next season, and the 
GSC is below the six-team limit 
set by the NCAA for an 
automatic playoff bid. 

NSU has, of course, cancell- 
ed its game scheduled with 
Southeastern this season, and 
has replaced the Lions with IAA 
power Boise State. The game 
will be played in November in 
Boise, Idaho, according to 
athletic director Tynes 

East Texas, Mississippi Col- 
lege, and Wichita State were 
also mentioned as possible op- 
ponents, but deals with all three 
schools were apparently un- 
satisfactory. The Boise State 
game will be the season's tenth 
game, and will be held the week 
after the Homecoming date 
against GSC rival Nicholls 

As for the conference, the 
GSC must now find another 
member in football. ..quick. ..or 
the league will not receive its 

automatic bid into the grid 
playoffs. That was a primary 

USL's lead and become a IA in- 
dependent or move to Division 

Only McNeese State and Nor- 
theast Louisiana are seemingly 

5) ^1 

reason the league was formed. 

The Gulf Star is not the only 
conference is in trouble, either. 
The long-time Gulf Coast 
powerhouse Southland Con- 
ference is reeling from the re- 
cent termination of football at 
Texas-Arlington. The SLC is 
down to the minimum six 
members, and several of its 
universities are looking at the 
possibilities of leaving the 

According to some sources, 
Louisiana Tech wants to follow 

I and join with USL, Wichita 
State, Tulsa, New Mexico, 
Louisville, and others in a new 

Arkansas State is tired of 
traveling so far, and is looking 
at the Gateway Conference. 
Basketball power Lamar is 
upset with the Southland's lack 
of respect in the polls and with 
the NCAA tournament commit- 
tee and may join Tech in a new 
conference, while North Texas 
is reportedly analyzing its foot- 
ball program for possible cuts. 

content with the Southland, 
which obviously means the con- 
ference must expand. 

Several theories have advanc- 
ed regarding the future of the 
Gulf Star and Southland con- 
ferences. They are... 

...that a new "super- 
conference" be formed with all 
5 GSC members and all 6 SLC 

...that NSU, Southwest Texas, 
and/or Stephen F. Austin be in- 
vited into the Southland, leav- 

ing the GSC with only 2 to 4 
schools. SFA would have the 
nod here, since it was a Texas 
school (UTA) which dropped 
out. and adding Northwestern 
would give the SLC too many 
Louisiana schools. 

...that the Gulf Star expand 
and not worry with the 
Southland. Since there are no 
IAA schools in the area, though, 
the nearest possibilities are 
Central Florida, South Florida, 
and 1985 national champion 
Georgia Southern. However, 
there are some Division II 
schools which may choose to 
move up in classification to 

As of now, Southeastern is 
still a member of the GSC. but 
if the conference allows SLU to 
remain a member and not field 
football, it must entertain ap- 
plications from other non- 
football schools. Centenary, 
New Orleans, Oral Roberts, 
Texas-San Antonio, and UTA 
have all reportedly inquired in- 
to that possibility. 


January 28. 1986 

! 7 

Analysts say Gramm-Rudman 
may hurt student financial aid 

Back to class 

Students returned to class 
last week to kick off the 
spring 1986 semester. Here, 
two students in the Business 
Adminstration Building's ac- 
counting lab go over 

Dr. Tom Paul 
Southerland and Ciccy 
DeBlieux will reign as King 
and Queen of the 1986 
Mardi Gras Ball being held 
Saturday at the National 
Guard Armory. 

Officers of the local Mar- 
di Gras krewe include Dr. 
Benny Barron (dean of 
basic studies), president; 
and Dan Seymour (director 
of Career Planning and 
Placement), vice-president. 

Crime in Natchitoches 
showed a 10 percent in- 
crease in citizen com- 
plaints for 1985, according 
to the city's police 

The City Police answered 
13,379 complaints last 
year, up from 1984 s total 
of 12,169. 

Robert Lucky Sr. amd 
Myrna B. Dunn were 
recently chosen as 1985's 
Man and Woman of the 
Year by the Natchitoches 
Area Chamber of 

She is a vice-president at 
Exchange Bank and Trust 
and he is public relations 
manager for Holiday Inns. 

The third accident in a 
month at the Highway 1 
Bypass-LA 6 (College 
Avenue) interchange in- 
jured two local citizens last 

Just several days earlier, 
a fatality was recorded at 
the scene, marking the first 
traffic-related death in the 
parish since 1982. 

Natchitoches Central 
High School's basketball 
teams are rolling right 
along, as both teams have 
winning records and lead 
their respective 2-AAAA 

The Lady Chiefs are 26-0 
and ranked first in the 
Shreveport Times prep poll. 
The Chiefs are 14-5, and 
are tied with a 22-0 Bossier 
Airline team. 

Messengers from 31 Bap- 
tist Churches in Nat- 
chitoches Parish issued a 
resolution on Tuesday con- 
cerning their strong op- 
position to the proposed 
legalization of gambling in 

The local Baptists re- 
quested that a "no" vote be 
given to the statewide lot- 
tery and gambling of any 
form in the state. 

Speech tournament 
to be held next week 

The University's 50th annual 
High School Speech Tourna- 
ment has been scheduled for 
Friday, Feb. 7, in the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

The tournament is coor- 
dinated by Dr. DeAnn McCorkle 
of the Department of Theatre, 
Dance, and Speech Com- 
munications and is sanctioned 
by the Louisiana High School 
Speech League. Students winn- 
ing awards at the NSC1 tourna- 
ment will qualify for the state's 
Tournament of Champions. 

This year, students will be 
competing for tournament 
honors in such individual events 
as extemporaneous speaking, 
dramatic interpretation, poetry 

and prose reading, original 
oratory, humorous interpreta- 
tion, and duet acting. 

McCorkle said trophies will 
be presented in the novice and 
advanced divisions of each in- 
dividual event. Sweepstakes 
trophies will be awarded to the 
top schools in novice and ad- 
vanced individual events, and 
the tournament sweepstakes 
trophies will be presented to the 
school accumulating the 
greatest number of points in 
both divisions. 

Trophies will be presented 
during the awards assembly 
which begins at 8:30 p.m. in the 
Fredericks Center's Fine Arts 

Congress' new budget- 
balancing bill, passed in 
December, could mean student 
aid soon could be cut by as 
much as 60 percent, some col- 
lege lobbyists in Washington, 
D.C. warn. 

The first round of cuts is due 
March 1. Various sources 
estimate the first round could 
mean decreases of anywhere 
from two to 40 to 60 percent in 
sll student aid programs. 

The new law, usually called 
the Gramm-Rudman law after 
co-sponsoring senators Philip 
Gramm (R-Tex) and Warren 
Rudman (R-NH), forces the 
federal government to balance 
its budget by 1991. 

But in doing so, Congress is 
not allowed to cut spending for 
Social Security, some welfare 
programs, many defense pro- 
grams, or to pay off the federal 

So, unless the government 
tries to help balance the budget 
by raising some taxes, educa- 
tion programs will be tempting 
fiscal targets, lobbyists say. 

Just how deep the first round 
of cuts will be is open to debate. 

By calculating current 
Gramm-Rudman targets and 
the escalating deficit, Susan 
Frost of the Committee for 
Education Funding figures the 
U.S. Dept. of Education will 
have to shave all its college pro- 
gram funding by 4.6 percent in 
March and another 30 percent 
in October. 

Educators are reluctant to 
specify just how many students 
would be forced out of school 
by the cuts, or to estimate how 
much schools would have to 
raise tuition to compensate for 

They do, however, think the 

cuts will hurt badly. 

"Consequences of Gramm- 
Rudman's possible 40 to 60 per- 
cent cuts in higher education 
(by next fall) will be absolutely 
disastrous to millions of current 
and future students," observes 
Kathy Ozer, legislative director 
of the U.S. Student Association 

The same pressure to reduce 
spending could also force Con 
gress to reduce college program 
funding in the upcoming Higher 
Education Act of 1985, which 
sets spending levels through 
1990. adds Pat Smith 
see "Gramm-Rudman" 
on page 6 

Wyble appoints two 
to student senate 

The Student Government 
Association began with a slow 
start last week with several 
senators absent and other of- 
fices vacant. 

Shawn Wyble, president, ap- 
pointed two new senators-at- 
large to fill vacancies created by 
non-returning students or 
resignations. Daniel Aydelott 

and Ginger Ingram will fill the 
two SGA openings. 

Dr. DeAnn McCorkle of the 
Department of Speech and 
Media Arts, spoke on the NSCJ- 
sponsored high school Speech 
Tournament. She encouraged 
the SGA to help with the tour- 
nament by participating as 

Tom Whitehead, faculty 
chairman of the Distinguished 
Lecture Series, has announced 

the lectures for the spring 
semester. On Tuesday 
February 25, Dr. Joe Dillard of 
NSCI will lead a panel discussion 
on the subject of Rlark Fnglish 
in conjunction with Afro 
American Heritage Month. Par 
ticipating in the discussion will 
be Dr. Huel Perkins and Sylvia 

On Monday, March 10, the 
Lecture Series will present 
Daniel Ellsberg. 

The SGA Spring Blood Drive 
will take place the first week of 
March. All students are en 
couraged to give blood and the 
Louisiana Blood Center 
reminds us that it is not possi 
ble to contract AIDS from giv 
ing blood. 

The SGA office hours are 
from 9 a.m. til 4:30 p.m., Mon 
day through Friday. The SGA 
meets at 6 p.m. every Monday 
night, usually in the SGA Con 
ference Room of the Student 
Union. This semester, to eqj 
courage student participation 
some meetings will be held in 
other places. Meetings are open 
to the public. 

Exchange students find NSU, America rewarding 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

"1 would encourage 
Americans to get involved. is 
really an exciting experience." 

So says Linda Cockburn, a 
Northwestern student from 
Canada who has come to study 
in the United States through the 
International Student Exchange 
Program, or ISEP. 

For students who have long 
dreamed of studying abroad, 
ISEP is the answer. The choices 
include more than 70 univer- 
sities worldwide, at which a stu- 
dent can actually earn academic 
credit toward their own degree 

Cockburn, a French- 
Canadian, was employed by 
Bell-Canada (our AT&T) and 
having reached the highest non- 
management position, she was 
told that a degree would be 
essential for advancement. "I 
decided to go for the 
challenge," she said. "I was 
looking to go somewhere." 

Having completed six credit 
hours at Laurentian University 
in Sudbury, Ontario, Cockburn 
became involved in ISEP. Her 
first choice for placement was 
Louisiana, and Northwestern 
enthusiastically accepted her. 

"One of the qualifications is 


continued from 
page 1 

visiting high school students 
will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Pur- 
ple and White Room of the 
Athletic Fieldhouse. 

All high school juniors and 
seniors are invited to attend 
Thursday night's basketball 
doubleheader as guests of the 
University. The Lady Demons 
play powerful Northeast Loui- 
siana at 5:45 p.m.. and the 
Demons meet Centenary Col- 
lege at 8 p.m. in Prather 

Busby said that if students 
did not receive an invitation in 
the mail, they may still attend 
Demon Connection '86. "All the 
student needs to do is to come 
to registration and complete a 
registration card.'' she said. 

that your year abroad cannot be 
your first or your last year of 
study," Cockburn continued. 
"But since I had completed six 
hours and was enrolled for six 
more when I was in a motorcy- 
cle accident, they made an ex- 

Sophie Beaumont, another 
participant in the ISEP pro- 
gram, came to Northwestern 

"/ have made such good 
friends here...! have given 
to them and they gave 
given to me, and it has 
made me a better person. " 

from Dijon, France through the 
University of Savoie. 

Unlike Cockburn, Beaumont 
was "assigned to Louisiana" but 
finds that she likes it here "a 
good deal." 

"I did not actually attend the 
University of Savoie," Beau- 
mont said, "but was enrolled at 
a private college. I got the op- 
portunity to participate in ISEP 
when the university had three 
spots open." 

Part of the experience of par- 
ticipating in a student exchange 
program is the valuable educa- 
tion of learning how other peo- 
ple live. Both girls have found 
adjusting to life in the United 
States and Louisiana has been 
worthwhile, but not easy. 

Cockburn has found the peo- 
ple of Louisiana to be "in- 
tersting and very polite, very 

"I find that people here are 
somewhat more religios than 
young people in Canada, as far 
as being church-goers. I find 
that unusual," she pointed out. 
"I do of course believe in God, 

but we don't attend church ser- 
vices as often as many people 
do here." 

"I have made such good 
friends here," she continued. "1 
have given to them and they 
have given to me, and it has 
made me a better person. I have 
really had an experience learn- 
ing the American way of life." 

After her stay in the states is 
complete, Cockburn hopes to 
go to France, Malta or 
Switzerland. "I like to meet new 
people," she concluded. "I want 
to enrich myself with their way 
of life. And I want to be a good 
representative of my own coun- 

Beaumont's experiences have 
been highlighted by the differn- 
ces betweeen the American way 
of life and life in France. "The 
school systems are really dif- 
ferent," she said. "I like the way 
you are able to choose your 
classes here and that you are 
free to do what you want." 

She has found it "amazing 
how the Cajun people in Loui- 
siana have such traditions. It's 
interesting how languages 

"It has really been a nice ex- 
perience," she continued. "It is 
so interesting to go and to see 
how people live. I don't regret 
my trip and I would do it again. 
I encourage everyone to try to 
go and experience different 

Northwestern participates in 
the ISEP program, not only in 
receiving foreign students, but 
sending our students abroad. 
Howard Burkette, a music stu- 
dent from Natchitoches, is cur- 
rently attending the University 
of Giessen in Germany. 

According to Northwestern 
music professor Diane Collins, 
Burkette is doing well. "All of 

his courses are taught in Ger- 
man, of course," she said. "He 
is doing fine and has enjoyed 
travelling on many side trips." 

From the testimony of these 
students, travelling and study- 
ing abroad can be a valuable 
and enriching experience. 

The cost of ISEP is little more 
than paying regular fees and 
room and board charges. "You 
can pay your fees at Nor- 
thwestern, plus a $ 1 00 ISEP ad- 
minstrative fee, and your only 
cost will be transportation to 
and from the United States to 
where you decide to study," 

says Tom Whitehead, ISEP 
coordinator at Northwestern 

Anyone interested in the pro- 
gram should contact Whitehead 
in Room 103 of Kyser Hal 
357-5213. Applications wi 
begin being considered by ISEP 
on March 1, so promptness is 
important, Whitehead pointed 

The chance to study abroad 
and experience new and dif- 
ferent customs and cultures 
does not come often and the In 
ternational Student Exchange 
Program is offering students the 
opportunities of a lifetime. 

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January 28, 1986 

ISo sympathy 
for NLCTs Perry, 
LSCTs Brown 

There are just some peo- 
ple I can't fee! sorry for... 

Like Chana Perry, Nor- 
theast Louisiana's All- 
American women's basket- 
ball player who's been the 
focal point of the NCAA 
probation slapped on NLCI. 

Perry was declared in- 
eligible to play at Nor- 
theast by the NCAA, which 
concluded she was illegally 
recruited to play for the 
Lady Indians. The NCAA 
also banned the NLCI team 
from this season's national 
championships and forbade 
head coach Linda Harper 
to recruit off-campus for 
one year. 

These are, indeed, harsh 
sanctions. The NCAA says 
Perry can transfer to 
another school and play 
immediately, as long as 
she "can prove" that her 
involvement in the 
recruiting violations was 
not intentional. 

People can't understand 
why Perry and NLCI have 
been hit so hard by the 
NCAA. There are two 
prevailing theories and 
both hold water. 

The first says that while 
the NCAA listed six viola- 
tions in issuing its penalty 
against Northeast, it left 
unmentioned other allega- 
tions which investigators 
couldn't substantiate - or 
weren't covered under 
NCAA rules. 

Perry's mother filed a 
$500,000 lawsuit against 
Northeast and then- 
assistant coach Joy Sham- 
burger last year. The suit 
charged NLCI and Sham- 
burger "morally corrupted" 
her daughter "for the pur- 
pose of persuading her to 
sign with NLCI." 

Ruth Antoinette Smith, 
Perry's mother, refused to 
sign her daughter's letter 
of intent with NLCI. So the 
university found her father, 
Curtis Perry, who'd left 
Mississippi years earlier, 
^nd got his signature on 
scholarship papers. 

"The NCAA doesn't 
legislate morality" was a 
statement which cropped 
up in discussions of the 
Proble into Perry's 

No, it doesn't - but bet 
your bottom dollar that the 
NCAA doesn't want to per- 
mit the dubious recruiting 
techniques in this case to 
become commonplace in 
Women's basketball. 

The second theory is 
Jhat the sanctions were stiff 
yecause, according to the 
NCAA's report, Sham- 
FUrger lied to investigators. 
The report doesn't say 
whether anyone else ques- 
tioned in the probe wasn't 
Ptraightforward, but it's not 

► Otherwise, why is an in- 
vestigation which started in 
Ny 1984 just now finally 
fanning its course? 

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^ursday against LSCI 
^ademic officials who'd 
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Continued on page 8 

Demons upset SWT 
to win fourth game 

Combine a young team, new 
coach, and tough schedule and 
what do you get? 

A losing record. 

That's exactly what the 
Demon basketball team has 
now, but it did pull of an upset 
of Southwest Texas, 71-55 in 
San Marcos last night. 

The win over the Texans was 
Northwestern's first in over 40 
road games (1982-83) against 
Division I opponents. Victor 
Willis led NSCI with 21. 

Prior to the SWT contest, the 
4-13 Demons played nine con- 
tests. A brief recap of each... 

NSU vs. McNeese 

Traveling to Lake Charles, 
the Demons couldn't quite hold 
on against MSCI. The loss drop- 
ped Northwestern to 2-7, and 
ended a two-game win streak. 

NSU vs. Rice 

The Rice Owls of the SWC 
provided the opposition in 
Houston over the break, and the 
Demons again almost pulled it 
off, 58-53. George Jones and 
Victor Willis each scored 14. 

NSU vs. Lamar 

Southland Conference power 
Lamar drubbed the Demons, 
61-47, in Beaumont. Gerard 

Bush scored 18 points to lead 


It was home sweet home in 
Prather Coliseum for the 
Demons when they returned to 
Natchitoches to down 
Arkansas-Little Rock, 68-61. 
Victor Willis and Gerard Bush 
scored 19 and 16 points, 

NSU vs. Stephen F. Austin 

The Lumberjacks of SFA 
visited Prather for the first con- 
ference game of the year, and 
nipped the upset-minded 
Demons 55-54 before a "Pack 
Prather" crowd of almost 2,000. 

Victor Willis and George 
Jones each had 18 for NSCI. 

NSU vs. Sam Houston State 

The 18-1 SHSCI Bearkats 
entered their game with 3-12 
NSCI with 16 straight wins, but 
a Demon shot at the buzzer 
forced the game into overtime. 
The Bearkats prevailed in the 
extra minutes, however, 71-63. 

Victor Willis and George 
Jones hit the nets for 18 points 

Spring sports gear up 
for seasons to begin 

Slammin' it home 

Patrick Wesley dunks the ball in the recent Coliseum showdown with Stephen F. Austin. 
The slam was good, but the Demons still lost by one point, 55-54. NSU now stands at 4-14 
on the season, their first under Don Beasley. 

Basketball kicks off IM season 

The 1986 spring Intramural 
season opened last week with 
basketball H-O-R-S-E and one- 
on-one competitions. Serving as 
a primer for the Intramural 
basketball season, both events 
drew 65 participants. 

Marvin Below, Alpha Phi 
Alpha, took top honors in the 
men's division of one-on-one 
and Annie Bloxson, Pop-Tops, 
took first place in the women's 
division. Dewey Granger, Theta 
Chi, placed second and Mike 
White, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and 
Mark Mendez, independent, 
tied for third place. 

In the women's division, 
Sonya Dale, Pop-Tops, placed 
second, and Rachel Heider, 
Sigma Kappa, and Donna Box, 
Phi Mu, tied for third. 

Terrell Snelling of 
Slaughterhouse Gang, and Cin- 
dy Foster, Sigma Kappa, took 
top honors in H-O-R-S-E. Se- 
cond place winners were Todd 
Hebert, Slaughterhouse Gang, 
and Colette Jones, Pop-Tops. 
Keith Vercher, Kappa Sigma, 
and Gerald Spencer, indepen- 
dent, tied for third place in the 
men's division and Paula 
Blanks, Pop-Tops, and Caprice 
Brown, Sigma Sigma Sigma, 
tied for third in the women's 

In preparation for the In- 
tramural basketball season, this 
week's events are the basketball 
officials clinic, 4 p.m. Tuesday, 
and the team captains' meeting, 
5 p.m. Thursday. Both events 
will be held in the Intramural 
Building. Due to an increase in 
costs, the Intramural Council 
voted to cancel the bowling 
competition slated for Monday. 

The basketball jamboree, 
which kicks open regular 
season play, will take place 4 
p.m. Monday in the l-M 
Building. Regular season play 
begins 7 p.m. Tuesday and will 

continue throughout February. 
Games will be played in both 
the l-M and P.E. Majors' 
Building gyms. 

Other main events occurring 
during the spring season in- 
clude Softball, co-ed volleyball, 
track, triathlon, racquetball, and 
various board games. 

Three new events have been 
added to the spring schedule. 
The events are one-pitch soft- 
ball, co-ed flag football and in- 
door soccer. The Intramural 
Rules Committee will be 

ticipants in many cases are not 
considered the athletic type of 
student. Intramurals are design- 
ed to involve and entertain all 
NSCI students and all students 
are encouraged to participate. 

The Demons open the spring 
sports schedule competing in 
seven varsity sports. 

Some of the sports in com- 
petition are men's and women's 
tennis and golf, rodeo, track, 
Softball and baseball. The con- 
tinuing winter sports are Lady 
Demon basketball and men's 

The always competitive NSCI 
tennis program will try to con- 
tinue their winning tradition. 
Head coach Johnnie Emmons 
commented, " As far as the con- 
ference is concerned, 
Southwest Texas is very strong, 
as is Stephen F. Austin. I see us 
in the middle of the pack 

In 1985 the Demon tracksters 
won the initial GSC track and 
field outdoor championship and 
head coach Leon Johnson 
claimed Coach of the Year 
honors in the league. Returning 
nearly an entire squad for the 
1986 season, the future of 
Demon track can only be 


Both baseball and softball 
return from losing seasons but 
there is hope for a brighter 
future. Head softball coach Lin- 
da Jones commented, " We 
need to add some pitching and 
if we can improve our depth and 
team speed we can much im- 
proved this spring." 

" I'm looking forward to get- 
ting started because I think we 
played well in the fall and I'm 
encouraged, and it will be dif- 
ficult early because we are so 
young," said baseball mentor 
Herbie Smith. 

This upcoming year the 
rodeo team will remain virtual- 
ly the same and will again host 
the popular Demon Days Rodeo 
in March. The golf team will 
play tournaments taking them 
from Texas to Alabama. 

With this schedule of upcom- 
ing sporting events the Demons 
will have to perform at their best 
to defend their Gulf Star Con- 
ference All-Sports Trophy. 

meeting during the semester to 
form the rules for the new 
events. Interested individuals 
should contact the Intramural 
Department concerning the 
Rules Committee. 

The spring season ends May 
1 with the annual Intramural 
Awards Banquet. Highlighting 
the academic year's events, 
team winners and the Mr. and 
Miss Intramural are revealed 
during the banquet. 

Although all full-time Univer- 
sity students pay an activity fee 
which helps fund Intramurals. 
many students do not realize 
that they can participate. 
Students think they must 
belong to a fraternity or sorori- 
ty or other campus organization 
in order to compete. All 
students are encouraged to par- 
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Lady Demons move to 13-3, 
take first place in conference 

Jeff Thompson 

Sports Editor 

The Lady Demon basketball 
team destroyed Southwest 
Texas in the Coliseum last night 
to move to 3-0 in the Gulf Star, 
13-3 overall (see story on page 

Since the last Current Sauce, 
there have been 1 1 Lady 
Demon games. A brief recap of 
each is listed. 

NSCI vs. Northeast 

NLU's powerful Lady Indians 
handed the Lady Demons their 
first loss of the season, 75-56, in 
Monroe. Before a season-high 
crowd of 2,580, Lonnie Banks 
netted 18 points and and Annie 
Harris added 12. 

NSCJ vs. Mississippi College 

The two teams met for the se- 
cond time in Clinton, MS, and 
the result was again close. Nor- 
thwestern held off the Lady . 
Choctaws, 83-81 , to move to 5-1 
on the season. 

NSCJ vs. Florida 

The Lady Gators of the 
Southeastern Conference 
visited Natchitoches expecting 
a win, but were sent back to 
Gainesville on the short end of 
a 88-67 count. Sandy Pugh and 
Lonnie Banks led Lady Demon 
scorers with 19 each. 

Lady Pack Classic 
NSCI vs. Pacific 

To open the Christmas break 
basketball season the Lady 
Demons traveled to Reno, 
Nevada to compete in the Lady 
Pack Classic. 

The Lady Demons entered 
their first game with a 6-1 
record, but were beaten 87-82 
by a more aggressive Universi- 
ty of the Pacific team. Teresa 
Thomas scored a team high 21 
points with Clara Davis bringing 
down 1 1 rebounds. 

NSCJ vs. Boise State 

The Lady Demons rebounded 
from their lost with a sound vic- 
tory over Boise State. Leading 
scorers for NSCI were Sandy 
Pugh and Annie Harris both 
with 20 points respectively. 

NSCI vs. Nevada-Reno 

To complete the tournament 
the Lady Demons dropped 
another against Nevada-Reno in 
front of a sparse crowd of 250 
people, six hundred less than 
the ladies draw at the Coliseum. 
Standout Teresa Thomas finish- 
ed with 25 points in the loss. 

NSCJ vs. Grambling State 

Grambling's 8-2 Lady Tigers 
gave the NSU women a tough 
game, but the Lady Demons im- 
proved to 10-3 on the season 
with a 83-70 win at the Tiger 
Den. Sandy Pugh and Lonnie 
Banks led Northwestern with 20 
and 17 points, respectively. 

NSCI vs. Stephen F. Austin 

Northwestern opened con- 
ference play at the SFA Col- 
iseum before a crowd of 1,850. 
The Lady Demons held off a 
furious Ladyjack rally to seal 
their 11th GSC victory dating 
back to last season with a 72-68 
decision. High scorers for NSCI 
included Lonnie Banks with 21 
and Sandy Pugh with 17. 

NSCI vs. Sam Houston 

It was supposed to be a close 
game, but the Lady Demons 
completely demolished out- 
manned Sam Houston in the 
Coliseum on Saturday. The 
94-66 victory improved Nor- 
thwestern's record to 2-0 in the 
Gulf Star, 12-3 overall. 

NSCI vs. Lamar 

With the Lady Demons taking 
their show on the road for the 
next four games, they opened 
the road trip at Lamar. Lonnie 
Banks scored a career high 42 
points with Annie Harris collec- 
ting 14 rebounds to lead the 
Lady Demons to a 99-81 


The NSCJ ladies traveled to 
central Arkansas for a game 
against the University of Arkan- 
sas at Little Rock. The powerful 
Lady Demons outscored their 
opponents by 51 points, breez- 
ing by the Lady Trojans by 

dumps SWT in 
90-52 rout 

Northwestern used its 
trademark uptempo game to 
blast Southwest Texas 90-52 
last night in the Coliseum. 

The win was NSU's sixth 
straight, and the Lady 
Demons are now 3-0 in the 
GSC and hold first place. 
They are 13-3 overall. 

Annie Harris led NSU with 
20. Lonnie Banks added 13 
while Kristy Harris chipped in 

The Lady Demons host 
Northeast Louisiana at 5:45 
Thursday in Prather. 


Dwight Moody goes up in the air against Stephen F. Austin in the Gulf Star opener for 
both teams last week. The Demons lost the game before a Prather Coliseum crowd 
estimated at nearly 2,000. 

Banks just plain pooped' after scoring 41 against Lamai 

Exhausted, exhilirated, and 
just plain pooped. 

That best describes Lady 
Demon guard Lonnie Banks 
after her school record setting 
42-point performance in Nor- 
thwestern's 99-81 thrashing of 
Lamar University on Jan. 8. 

When Dianne Pittman (now 
McCain) set the previous high of 
41 points back in 1975, Banks 
was in grade school. Now, a 
decade later, Banks is in her last 
year of what has become a 
dynamite college career. 

"It (setting the record) feels 
like Tony the Tiger - Greeeaat!" 
laughed Banks. "It's definitely 
the highlight of my college 
career. I felt real good in the first 
half, like I couldn't miss a shot. 
I wish that the first half would 
have been forty minutes long in- 
stead of just twenty. I didn't 
want it to end." 

But after scoring 23 points in 
the first half on an assortment 
of long range jumpers and fast 
break layups, Bankscooled 
down after the intermission. 
The short shots didn't fall, circl- 
ing out of the rim. NSU main- 
tained its large margin, but 
Banks failed to maintain the 
magic that was hers just half an 
hour before. 

"1 was tired, plus being sick 
before the game wore me out," 
she said. "I had the flu or cold 
or something and it was getting 
to me. I thought to myself 'se- 
cond half, same ole thing.' I 
couldn't drive and didn't shoot 
well at all. I was just out there 
hoping and praying." 

Her prayers were answered at 
about the 9:59 mark of the se- 
cond half. Banks had tallied just 
three points through the first 
ten minutes of-the second stan- 
za, but after launching a 
22-footer that found nothing 
but net, she was on her way. 

Using a variety of moves, 
Banks bullied her way to within 
a basket of the record. Her 
teammates used every available 
opportunity to feed her the ball. 

"Without my teammates, 
there's no way I could have set 
the record. I felt like they con- 
tributed more to it than 1 did," 
said Banks afterward. Despite 
all the help, there still remain- 
ed a basket to be scored. After 
a Lamar miss, Banks gathered 
in one of her ten rebounds and 
began the 94-foot drive up 
court. In typical Banks fashion, 
she tossed in a lay-up failing 
away from the bucket as time 

She expired along with clock. 
Not only was the game finished, 
but so was number 10 after 40 
minutes of hard work. 

Banks set three Northwestern 
records against Lamar - most 
points in a game (42), most field 
goals (20), and most field goal 
attempts (41). She also caught 

a lot of razzing from her team- 
mates, including backcourt 
mate Teressa Thomas, who 
shouted afterwards "41 at- 
tempts - you should have had 82 

With just 14 games remain- 
ing her college career, Banks 
has her sights set on one more 

individual record - that for 
career steals. "That's the one I 
want - I didn't even want this 
one," she said. Based on her 
career average of three steals 
per game, Banks should set the 
record during the Lady 

Demons' last home game stand 
of the year, giving the Prathei 
Coliseum fans something to 
shout about. 

But then again, they've been 
shouting about Lonnie Banks 
for close to four years now. 

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No sympathy here for LSCJ's 
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continued from page 7 

who was a key in LSU's 16-3 
record so far this year, can't 
return to the Tiger team until 
next January. He can't even go 
to school until next fall. 

That's the rule with every stu- 
dent is academically suspend- 
ed. But Brown apparently wants 
a double standard to exist for 
athletes of Wilson's caliber. 

Officials in LSU's Department 
of Mathematics said Wilson had 
missed much work in his class 
and didn't try to make it up, 
although he had a chance. 

"That's a fallacy," growled 
Brown, who went on to say 

"LSU has used Nikita Wilson." 
He then pointed out that some 
Iranian students had their 
grades of F changed to in- 
completes so they wouldn't 
flunk out have to go back home. 

Well, coach, there's a war go- 
ing on over in Iran. 

The Tiger coach said there 
are some LSU faculty members, 
in light of Wilson's plight, "who 
need to question themselves 
what education is for." He said 
"the system will use people.'s 
a sad day for all of us at LSU." 

From here, it sounds like 
Brown could stand to make 
those statements while gazing 
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Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

February 4, 1986 
Vol. 74, No. 16 

Still no answers regarding proposed transfer 

Consultants 'come to listen 9 at LSCI forum 

The first public hearing on 
the proposed transfer of Nor- 
thwestern into the LSU system 
since November was held last 
week on campus, but like the 
previous gathering, little was 

Instead, "we came to listen," 
said consultants hired by LSCI to 
study the transfer of gover- 
nance. The consultants were in 
Natchitoches for three days last 
week and met with University 
officials, students, and com- 
munity leaders and citizens. 

"We have not come with 
answers, we have not come with 
solutions. ..we have come to 
listen," said Dr. Roy Carroll, 
chairman of the consulting 
team and vice president of plan- 
ning for the University of North 
Carolina system. 

The consulting team also in- 
cludes Dr. John Folger of 
Vanderbilt University and Dr. 
William Webb of the Texas state 
unive r sity system. 

"We're talking about the 
evolution of an institution; we're 
not talking about the survival of 
an institution," said Carroll. He 
said the study would focus on 
the future of the University in 
terms of "what Northwestern is 
doing, what it does well, what it 

Streaking Lady 
Demons return 
home to Prather 

It's "Home Sweet Home" 
for the Lady Demons begin- 
ning Thursday as all of NSU's 
six remaining Prather Col- 
iseum games will be played 
in the next two weeks. 

Following Thursday's 
mega-upset of Top Ten- 
ranked Northeast, a win over 
Nicholls, and a road loss last 
night at Southeastern, the 
ladies come home with a 
record of 15-4, 4-1 in the con- 
ference (tied with SLU). 

NSU has won eight of their 
last nine contests and is 
receiving votes for the AP 
and USA Today Top 20 polls. 

Grambling will provide the 
opposition Thursday, with 
Stephen F. Austin visiting for 
a GSC game on Saturday. On 
Monday, Arkansas-Little 
Rock visits Prather, and 
Creighton rolls into town on 
a rare Friday game following 
the Mardi Gras break. 

Next Saturday (Feb. 15), 
the Lady Demons meet GSC- 
foe Nicholls, and host SLU to 
close out the home season on 
Monday, Feb. 17. 

would like to do, and what it 
believes it can do." 

"We will focus our study on 
the strengths of the institution, 
on its effectiveness, on what it 
might be, on the enhancement 
of its strengths," said Carroll. 
"That is, to examine the institu- 
tion's present in light of its 

take 500 or 5,000 to the 
Legislature to stop this." 

Local business Sam Fried- 
man, a member of the LSU 
Board of Supervisors, told the 
audience that no decision has 
yet been reached: therefore, no 
specific information could be 

"We're talking about 
the evolution of an in- 
stitution; we're not talk- 
ing about the survival of 
an institution. " 

Dr. Roy Carroll 
LSC1-NSU consultant 

Many people in the crowd of 
several hundred, however, had 
hoped to gain insight into the 
plan. Instead, they left the A. A. 
Fredericks Center disappointed. 

"I don't know who's trying to 
hide what or what's going on," 
said alumnus Parker Wiggins 
during the forum, "but we 
(alumni) had a meeting this 
morning and we're prepared to 

"The consultants have 
already spent a great deal of 
time studying this, and they will 
spend much more time," Fried- 
man said. "We are not hiding 
anything. LSU did not ask for 
this. It is not something we 

Friedman added that con- 
trary to circulating rumors, LSU 
system president Dr. Allen Cop- 
ping has never said that he did 

not want Northwestern in the 
LSU system. 

"I know Dr. Copping very 
well, and he has never once in 
all of our discussions said that 
LSU did not want NSU," said 
Friedman. "We all want what is 
best for NSU, LSU, and higher 
education in Louisiana." 

President Joseph Orze 

"If there is a role for Nor- 
thwestern in the LSU system, if 
there is something that sets us 
apart, if there is a way we can 
gain our uniqueness. ..while re- 
taining the quality of Nor- 
thwestern as a regional com- 
prehensive university, I'm for 
going with LSU," said Orze. "If 
we don't have such a role, it it's 
to our advantage to move as we 
are moving. ..I'm for that." 

Friedman told the crowd that 
the consultants would also con- 
duct interviews at LSU satellite 
campuses in Alexandria, 
Eunice, and Shreveport, as well 
as continuing to seek input 
from Northwestern and the Nat- 
chitoches community. 

He said written recommenda- 
tions can be made by writing: 
Dr. Roy Carroll, UNC, General 
Administration, P.O. Box 2688, 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 

Making a point 

Local businessman Sam Friedman, also a member of the 
LSCI Board of Supervisors, speaks to the audience at last 
week's LSCI-NSCI public forum. Friedman was joined by the 
independent consultants studying the proposed transfer, 
and faced a sometimes hostile crowd of several hundred. 

New financial aid forms arrive, 
may be picked up in Roy Hall 

The applications for Federal 
Student Aid forms for the 
1986-87 school year have arriv- 
ed in the financial aid office in 
Roy Hall. 

Pell Grants, Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity 


Coach James Smith and Michelle Efferson run onto the 
court after NSU's 86-83 upset of lOth-ranked Northeast. 

According to Terry Faust, 
director of the office, students 
may come by during regular of- 
fice hours (8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.) to 
pick up a form. 

Students applying for all 
types of Federal aid, including 

Grants, State Student Incentive 
Grants, College Work-Study, 
National Direct Student Loans, 
and Guaranteed Student Loans 
should complete the "Applica- 
tion for Federal Student Aid" 

Students applying for 
Guaranteed Student Loans 

must continue to complete a 
separate application, but 
students seeking the GSL using 
the Federal application will no 
longer be required to submit a 
separate "needs test." 

The application form for . 
1986-1987 is somewhat dif- ■ 
ferent from the ones presently 
used. This new form has 
separate applications for depen- 
dent and independent students. 

All students are encouraged 
to have verification of family in- 
come before beginning work on 
the application, said Faust. 
Verification of income may in- 
clude federal tax forms, social 
security verification, and any 
untaxed income earned by the 
student and/or parent. 

Faust said that nearly 75 per- 
cent of all applicants will be 
selected by the Department of 
Education for Validation and 
will be required to provide 
verification of income to the 
Northwestern's financial aid 

The office is located in the 
basement of Roy Hall. Faust 
said students with questions 
should come by the office or, 
call 357-5961. 

A Special Emphasis 

Black Emphasis Month brings actor Charles Pace to campus for Fine Arts Center performance 

"Theatre in Black," a 
dramatic survey of black 
American poetry and prose by 
Playwright and actor Charles 
Pace, will be presented Tuesday 
a t 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

Beginning this week 
Current Sauce will begin 
using new distribution 

There will be six 
distribution points, so look 
for the tall red boxes. The 
six points are: 

-the rear doors of Kyser 
Hall (near the Post Office) 

- the CJnion cafeteria 
~ --the Union lobby 

-Iberville Dining Hall 

--the A. A. Fredericks 

-Roy Hall 

The two-act solo performance 
by Pace is being sponsored by 
the fine arts committee of the 
Student Activities Board as a 
Black Emphasis Month event. 
The performance is open to the 
public without admission 

Drawing from the works of 
Langston Hughes, Nikki 
Giovanni. Lorraine Hansberry, 
Dudley Randall and his own 
writing, Pace presents the best 
of Afro-American writers. He 
also includes works by the 
highly acclaimed South African 
writer Athol Fugard. 

The second act of the unique 
play is devoted to a fiery portrait 
of Malcolm-X, the controversial 
black spokesman of the 1960 s. 
Taken from the speeches and 
writings of the man who was 
christened Malcolm Little, the 
play brings to life the man who 
assumed the name Malcolm-X 
until his assassination. 

"Malcolm's personal transfor- 
mations, from a street hustler to 
a militant black Muslim 

black American poetry and 
theatre, and includes works by 
Hughes, Giovanni, Joseph 

In 1980 and 1981, "Theatre in 
Black" was chosen by the 
United States International 

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Black Emphasis Month 1986 

minister to an internationally 
respected third-world leader, 
are a testimony to the growth of 
the human spirit," said Pace. 
The first act is a survey of 

Walker, and Lilliam Hellman. 

"Selection from Sermons" 
from Martin Luther King, Jr. is 
also included. 

Communication Agency, in 
conjunction with the (J.S. State 
Department, to tour 10 African 

Pace, who has performed, 

lectured, and taught in hun- 
dreds of cities throughout the 
United States and in 12 foreign 
countries during the past five 
years, is best known for his one 
man shows, "Theatre in Black' 
and "Young Mr. Douglas," 
about the 19th century black 

Pace was featured in the 1978 
film "The White Lion," which 
starred Michael York. He has 
also been featured on National 
Public Radio's "All Things Con- 
sidered" and has been a guest 
on several worldwide broad- 
casts over the "Voice of 
America" radio nextwork. 

He has been acting since 
1972 when he co-founded the 
Afro-American players, Inc., a 
community theatre group in 
Austin, TX. He began his profes- 
sional acting career in 1977 as 
an artist in residence with the 
Texas Commission on the Arts 
and Humanities. 




Feb. 4, 1986 
Vol. 74. No. 16 


draws 550 
to campus 

About 550 high school 
students visited the Nor- 
thwestern campus last week as 
part of the University's annual 
Demon Connection visitation 
program, according to David 
Eschenfelder of the MSG office 
of enrollment management. 

"We are very pleased with the 
turnout," he said, adding that 
"we thought numbers would be 
down a little because a lot of 
people from Mew Orleans, etc. 
couldn't make arrangements to 
miss class." 

Many campus organizations 
set up tables or information 
booths in the Union lobby for 
students to browse during their 
lunch break. Visiting students 
also had a chance to listen to 
the MSG Entertainers at 

Academically, students met 
with their prospective advisers 
or department heads to discuss 
possible careers or majors in 
college, whether the student at- 
tends MSG or not. 

Thursday night about visitors 
attended the MSG basketball 

Two students arrested in 
September for a two-night 
tire slashing spree on cam- 
pus that caused over 
$12,000 in damage entered 
guilty pleas in district court 
last week. 

District Attorney Mike 
Henry said that in connec- 
tion with the two guilty 
pleas, his office has col- 
lected $12,200 in payment 
for all of the damages 
done by William Keller and 
David Hancock, both 19. 
He added that the money 
has already been turned 
over to the Gniversity. 

St. Mary's School in Mat- 
chitoches must raise 
$300,000 before school 
begins next year or it may 
close its doors. 

Mearly 200 parents 
crowded into the school 
gym last week to hear of 
the institution's bleak 
financial outlook. 

To raise the money, St. 
Mary's alumni are banding 
together. Phone-a-thons, in- 
dividual solicitations, etc. 
will be used to help raise 
the necessary money. 

The Interstate 49 
superhighway, of which 50 
miles is now under con- 
struction in Matchitoches 
Parish, is "on schedule," 
according to state officials. 

According to the publish- 
ed report, 1-49 will be open 
from Boyce in the south to 
Shreveport in the north 
within two years. 

The total pricetag of the 
road will probably top $1 
billion, says the report. 

There was a 23 percent 
decrease in total alarms 
received by the Mat- 
chitoches Fire Department 
during 1985. 

Building fires decreased 
49 percent, vehicle fires 
fell 26 percent, there was a 
39 percent decrease in 
grass or brush fires, and a 
42 percent decrease in all 
other fires outdoors. 

Emergency or rescue 
calls increased 30 percent, 

The Matchitoches City 
Council passed a resolution 
last week to support the ci- 
ty's participation in the 
new "Ready City" program 
aimed at economic 
development in the local 

Preliminary figures show 
spring enrollment of 5,387 

Making Music 

The pep band works to fire up the home crowd, dresses 
to a certain theme, and are known for their craziness. 

Chuck Shaw 

Staff Writer 

With final enrollment figures 
not yet in, the total enrollment 
for the spring semester is 
estimated at 5,387 according to 
Dr. Ray Baungardner, registrar. 

The trend of decreasing 
enrollment continues, reflecting 
a decrease of 689 students from 
spring of 1985. However, there 
are some bright spots in enroll- 
ment figures this semester. 

The number of full-time 
students on the Matchitoches 
campus has increased by 330 
students from 1,943 last spring 
to 2,273. 

The decline mainly comes 
from part-time students who 
were mostly in the graduate 
school. Baumgardner explained 

Caddo Hall renovations begin, 
school hopes to expand again 

Reatha Cole 

Staff Writer 

The Louisiana School for 
Math, Science, and the Arts' 
renovation of Caddo Hall should 
be completed by August. 

"The building is being 
restored to its original purpose 
- a dormitory," said Bill Ebarb, 
coordinator of business affairs 
for the Louisiana School. "It will 
consist of six wings and will 
house 262 students and a head 

Ebarb added that a chiller sta- 
tion has been added to the 
building, replacing the in- 
dividual units used when when 
Morthwestern operated Caddo 
as a residence hall several years 
ago. The chiller should cut 
down expenses. 

He said that laundry stations 
will be located on the first and 
third floors and TV lobbies will 
be on all three floors. In addi- 
tion, there will be a study room 
and a computer room (with 2-3 
terminals) on each wing. 

Despite state budgetary 
woes, capital outlay has never 
been a problem for the school. 
According to Ebarb, some $7 
million has been spent for the 
renovations of Bossier and 
Prudhomme dormitories and 
the old Natchitoches High 
building on College Avenue, 
which is the main building for 
Louisiana School. 

This figure includes fur- 
nishings and equipment. 

Operating expenses for Loui- 
siana School over the past two 
years (with an enrollment of 200 
the first year, 400 the next) is 
estimated at roughly $6 million. 
Original plans for the school 
provide for 700 students. 

Caddo is being renovated for 
the school's use, but Ebarb said 
Louisiana School still has future 
plans for more dormitories and 
more adequate classroom 

"We hope to expand in the 
future," said Ebarb. "Full scale 
drawings to renovate West 
Caspari Hall to house 100 

"We hope to expand 
in the future. Full scale 
drawings to renovate 
West Caspari... is down 
the road. " 

Bill Ebarb 

Louisiana School coordinator 
of business affairs 

students is down the road." Cur- 
rently, the building houses the 
American Language Orienta- 
tion Center (ALOC), which was 
bumped from Caddo Hall when 
Louisiana School took over 

He added that there is also 

the possibility of renovating the 
Basic Studies Building (Old 
Trade School) for classroom 
and office space. 

Ebarb said that when the 
legislature began searching for 
a site for Louisiana School 
several years ago, they sought 
a suitable location and unused 
or under-utilized buildings. With 
five of ten dormitories at Mor- 
thwestern empty, MSG became 
the logical choice. 

Ebarb said that Morthwestern 
was chosen over other state 
universities such as LSG, 
Southeastern, etc. because of 
these "available facilities." 

"Public law 142 of the 94th 
Congress states that excep- 
tional students have a right to 
an education in an environment 
suited to the students' needs. 
Louisiana act 754 of 1977 took 
it one step further, saying that 
in addition to providing for the 
handicap, provisions should be 
made for gifted and talented 
students to have a proper en- 



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factors. First, the termination of 
the teacher exemptions for 
graduate students, where the 
state paid their tuition. And se- 
cond, the Professional Improve- 
ment Program for teachers has 
reached the end of its five year 

Baumgardner stated that we 
can expect a continuous decline 
in graduate enrollment until the 
PIP participants have finished 
their program. 

The physical end of the 
registration process, according 
to Baumgardner, seemed this 
semester to be "not much of a 
problem." Complaints from 
students about long lines and 
other registration hassles have 
been fewer than in the summer 
and fall semesters. 

Although the process seems 
to be improving, it will once 
again change in the fall. 

"The system is actually one 
and the same," Baumgardner 
explained. "The changes are 
modifications in the system we 
are using in order to adapt it to 
our own situations here at 

These modifications are 
primarily to create a more effi- 
cient process. Mext semester 

students will actually register in- 
their respective dean's office 
and payment of fees will be ac- 
complished through a billing 
process whereby students will 
receive a bill to be paid by a cer- 
tain date. 

This billing system would 
eliminate the problems caused 
by the opening and closing of 
additional classes. Advanced 
registration as it has been fills 
classes in English and Math for- 
cing department heads to open 
new sections to accommodate 
students not pre-registering. 
When classes begin, many 
students change class schedules 
or drop a class, thus creating 
vacancies in original sections. 

"What I would like to see hap- 
pen," Baumgardner stated, "is 
to advance register and have a 
date to be billed. If payment is 
not received by a certain date, 
the student would be dropped 
from the computer, opening the 
class for those who have not yet 

With each new addition or 
change in the process, some 
form of confusion can be ex- 
pected. However, Dr. 
Baumgardner feels confident 
that the system will continue to 
become more efficient and less 
complicated as it is modified to 
meet MSG's requirements. 

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The Student Activities Board 
present actor Charles Pace 
jp recognition of February be- 
jpq acclaimed Black History 
/v\onth, at 7 p.m. Tuesday 
jp the Fine Arts Auditorium of 
the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

Pace, who has performed, 
lectured and taught in hundreds 
f cities throughout the United 
States and in 12 foreign coun- 
tries since 1977, was sponsored 
f r two African tours by the 
(jnited States Information 
Agency. Pace was a part of the 
Agency's cultural exchange pro- 
gram and also co-founded the 
Afro-American Players, Inc., a 
community theatre company in 
Austin, Texas. 

At Northwesterm, Pace will 
jo a solo performance of 
"Theatre in Black," a dramatic 
survey of black American 
poetry and prose. 

Who's Who 

Students selected to Who's 
Who Among American College 
Students are asked to assemble 
for a group picture this week. 

The picture will be shot at 2 
p.m. on Wednesday at 
the Union steps near the traffic 

At least half of the honorees 
must be present for the picture 
to be included in the 1986 edi- 
tion of the Potpourri yearbook. 

Literary Rally 

Sandra McCalla, principal of 

Captain Shreve High School in 
Shreveport, is serving as presi- 
dent of the Northwestern Loui- 
siana Rally Association, which 
will conduct its annual literary 
rally for high school students on 
Saturday, March 15, at NSU. 

The Northwest Louisiana 
Literary Rally is the oldest and 
one of the largest of its kind in 
the state, attracting more than 
2,000 students from throughout 
the region to compete for 
ratings in 44 academic subject 

McCalla is a graduate of NSU 
and the University of Northern 
Colorado. She has been admit- 
ted to the doctoral program at 
Texas A&M. 

Fellowship of 
Christian Students 

The Fellowship of Christian 
Students are having their first 
annual Love Festival on Friday, 
Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Union 

According to group 
members, FCS believes that 
love is the answer for today; 
especially "that precious Love 
of God." 

Refreshments will be served, 
and "all faculty members and 
students are invited to share 
their hearts and minds with 
God," said Dave Decuir, 

Lesche contest 

Lesche Club, the oldest 
literary organization in Nat- 
chitoches, is again offering 

awards for its annual literary 
contest in poetry. 

The contest is open to all 
undergraduate full-time 
students enrolled in the spring. 
Prizes of $25, $15, and $10 will 
be awarded for first, second, 
and third place, respectively. 

Any poetry that is rhyme or 
free verse may be entered, and 
students should submit one 
poem or a group of poems, not 
to exceed 50 lines. 

Make three typed copies, and 
Xerox is permissable. Each en- 

try should include name, social 
security number, address, 
phone, number of poems 
entered, and title of each. 

Submit entries by Friday, 
April 25, to Barbara Gillis, coor- 
dinator of orientation. Her of- 
fices are located at Basic 
Studies Building 104. 


Argus, the University's 
literary arts magazine announc- 
ed its fall contest winners this 
past week. In the poetry 
category, first place was award- 
ed to Elisabeth Murray for her 
poem "Supermarket in Loui- 

Second place went to 
Stephanie Ryals Jimerson for 
"A Death or Two." Third place 
was won by Janis McDermont 
for her poem "For Eyes to 
Notice." Honorable mentions 
go to Babatunde Obayan, Ellen 
Dollar, Eddie Thompson, 
Gynger Ingram, Stephanie 
Ryals Jimerson, Leslie Gregory, 
and Janis McDermont. 

In the short story category, 
first place was awarded to Ran- 
dall Pleasant for his story "Mor- 

According to Argus editor 
Leslie Gregory, the spring 
semester's contest deadline will 
be set as Feb. 21. Categories in- 
cluded in the spring competi- 
tion include poetry, short story, 
personal essay, and one-act 

Entries should be turned in 
with a cover sheet, which can be 
obtained at the Argus office 
(Kyser Hall 31 6A), to the office 
by the contest deadline. All 
students are encouraged to sub- 
mit their creative works. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

The beginning of the spring 
semester marked the start of a 
new business year for Tau Kap- 
pa Epsilon social fraternity as 
the chapter elected new officers 
last week. 

Elected to an office in TKE 
are Grady Norton, president; 
Jon Maynard, vice-president; 
Richard Clary, chaplain; Phil 
Vaughn, treasurer; Nolan 
McCool, pledge trainer; Harold 
Rush, secretary; Johnny Dot- 
son, historian; and Damon 
Land, sargeant-at-arms. 

Committee chairmen include 
Chuck Brigham, house; Mike 
White, athletic; Alan Hardin, 
rush; John Paul Timberlake, 
social; and Pat LeBlanc, little 
sister coordinator. 

According to Johnny Dotson, 
historian, TKE accomplished 
several goals in the past year 
under the direction of outgoing 
president Dennis Jeffares. 
These included winning the in- 
tramural championship and be- 
ing considered for the Top Teke 
Chapter Award (a Tau Kappa 
Epsilon national award). 

Clementine Hunter 

Members of the University 
community are invited to attend 
a fund-raiser to restore the 
Clementine Hunter House at 
Melrose Plantation on Sunday, 
March 16. 

The event will coincide with 
Hunter's 100th birthday, and 
the cost is $25 per person. This 
includes a limited edition poster 
entitled "Pecan Pickin'" 

For more information, write 
to the Association for the 
Preservation of Historic Nat- 
chitoches, P.O. Box 2248, Nat- 
chitoches, LA 71457. 

Student Activities 

A position working in the Stu- 
dent Union Addition from 10-12 
MWF and 9:30-11 TT is now 

The position includes work- 
ing in the Union print shop, 
making flyers, posters, and 

To apply, contact Logan 
Hampton in the Union office or 

contact Camille Hawthorne at 

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Speech and 
Hearing Clinic 

The University's Speech and 
Hearing Clinic is offering free 
evaluations and therapy for in- 
dividuals experiencing speech- 
language disorders. 

M. Jeanne Richert, assistant 
professor of speech-language 
pathology and a specialist in 
child language and diagnostics, 
said an evaluation appointment 
may be made by persons who 
suspect that they or their child 
have a problem with articula- 
tion, language development or 
stuttering, or that a voice 
disorder is present. 

She said the evaluations and 
therapy sessions are conducted 
by student speech pathologists 
under the supervision of na- 
tionally certified, state-licensed 
faculty members. 

The clinic is located in Pod D 
of the Teacher Education 
Center. For more information, 
call 357-4169. 

Small Business 

A seminar on the legal con- 
cerns of small business is being 
sponsored Tuesday, Feb. 18 by 
the Small Business Develop- 
ment Center. 

Scheduled from 7-9 p.m. in 
Business Administration 
Building 110, the seminar will 
be led by John Q. Williams. He 
is a local practicing attorney, 
part-time NSU faculty member, 
and assistant district attorney 
for Natchitoches Parish. 

Williams said the seminar will 
address many of the concerns 
to identify areas requiring 
special attention. 


English professor Dr. 
Christine Ford is asking all of 
her former 101 and 102 
students to come by her office 
this week to pick up their old 
theme folders. 

All unclaimed folders will be 
discarded, said Ford. Students 
should go by her office between 
the hours of 1-2 Wednesday or 
11-12 and 2-2:30 Tuesday or 



Dr. Walter Creighton, assis- 
tant professor of business, has 
received $54,932 in federal 
funds under the 1984 Carl 
Perkins Vocational Act to 
prepare low-income girls, 
women, and other needy adults 
from this region to move into 
modern vocational associate 
degree programs at the college 

"With the rapid increase of 
modern technology, many peo- 
ple become progressively less 
able to secure employment," 
said Creighton. "Training these 
individuals for a vocation will 
not only improve their living 
status but will save the federal 
government much more than 
this program costs." 


A one-man show of sculpture 
created by Dr. Bill Bryant, chair- 
man of the art department, 
opened Saturday for a month- 
long exhibition at Craft Alliance 
on Centenary Blvd. in 

"Monuments and Special 
Places" is the title of Bryant's 
one-man show, which includes 
1 5 pieces of wood, ceramic, and 
mixed-media sculpture. 


A nine-week workshop for in- 
dividuals interested in learning 
basic conversational patterns in 
the French language will begin 
Saturday, Feb. 22. 

The workshop will be con- 
ducted from 9:30 a.m. to 1 1 
a.m. for nine consecutive Satur- 
days, and requires a $55 
registration fee. Pre-registration 
is necessary by calling 


Clinical psychologist Dr. 
Albert Ellis of New York City 
will conduct an introductory 
workshop on the basis prin- 
ciples of rational-emotive 
psychotherapy and counseling 
Monday, March 3 at the 
Holidorhe-Financial Plaza in 

Sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of Psychology, the 
workshop is the first in a series 









Feb. 4, 1986 
Vol. 74, No. 16 

Exactly what is our 
'government' doing? 

One has to wonder if "our" Student Senate, or even 
SGA, is still alive and kicking at Northwestern? 

Prior to last night's meeting, only one major item 
came up for consideration: a bill to purchase a camera 
for the SGA. This was, and still is, a good idea, for the 
SGA could certainly use the publicity generated by 
good photographs and a good public relations person. 

Instead, the SGA debated, went round in circles, and 
debated some more. After another proposal to buy the 
camera with green stamps, the Senate voted "to allow" 
a group member to donate her instamatic camera. In- 
stead of purchasing a 35mm camera to be put to good 
use, our SGA now has a cheap instamatic for "public 
relations" pictures which no newspaper will ever use. 

Instead of hassling over a camera, our SGA should 
work on the long-standing problems of dorm visitation. 
Or maybe make an effort to help correct the complaints 
students have about their dorms and food service. Or 
even attempt to improve the quality of student life for 
commuters, who were forced to begin paying fees in 
last spring's student elections. While the new fee struc- 
ture is fair, these students should be getting something 
for their money. 

And so should the rest of us. 

Only a handful of senators elected just last spring are 
still in SGA. Senators are dropping like flies. Why? 
Maybe because they feel our SGA does very little. ..or 

Students see every week where the money they pay 
for the Current Sauce is going. They hear KNWD. They 
pick up a yearbook. They visit the Rec Complex. They 
can even attend SAB activities. What is SGA doing with 
our money? 

We'd really like to know. 

Some students complain that SGA is just a place for 
"junior politicans" to get together. More than one 
senator has commented "well, it looks good on my 

True, but we're paying for that resume. And we ex- 
pect something in return. 

Surely there are some SGA members that may be of- 
fended by these statements, but the only time a "stu- 
dent government" and the press are at odds is when the 
truth is to be told... 

Tragedy must not 
stop our progress 

The space program received a terrible blow last week 
when the Challenger exploded less than two minutes 
after taking off, killing the seven crew members. 

Perhaps the most unusual part of this tragedy is that 
the Challenger was occupied by the first civilian in the 
history of the space program to fly, teacher Christa 
McAullife. McCaulife was chosen to be the first teacher 
in space and was to actually give lessons directly from 
the space shuttle. 

The tragedy is great and the losses have been pain- 
ful. We have, over the years, not thought much about 
the safety of our astronauts and the great risks they have 
taken in their missions. The last tragedy of this sport 
occurred almost 20 years ago, when one of the Apollo 
missions exploded on the launch pad, longer ago than 
some of us were born or many of us remember. 

We have travelled to the moon and made extensive 
strides since that time. We are not used to losing 
astronauts. Plane crashes, earthquakes and other 
disasters occur all over the world, and people are kill- 
ed tragically every day. But somehow we are never this 

The space program must continue in light of this 
tragedy. In all fairness, the ratio of the casualties to the 
progress is small, and space will continue to intrigue 
men and women for years to come. Let's be willing to 
go on with our support and interest in the space pro- 
gram, as a fitting tribute to these brave astronauts. They 
probably would have it no other way. 

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Like Rodney says... no respect! 

I'll bet Rodney Dangerfield 
never had it so bad. 

At least he got some respect 
now and then. I'm wondering if 
Northwestern can manage to 
get any. 

Last week, the Lady Demons 
won perhaps the biggest game 
in NSU women's basketball 
history. ..a history with only two 
losing seasons out of 14. We 
knocked off Northeast, one of 
last season's Final Four teams. 
This year, NLCI had only lost to 
top-ranked Texas. 

I was proud of our ladies. We 
had beaten a women's team 
(and their women are bigger 
than I am) that is a national 
power, and I was sure we'd get 
great press treatment the next 


When Friday's USA Today 
came out, there was no mention 
except for a brief score buried 
in the sports section: 

NW Louisiana 86, Northeast 83 

We could get that much by 
beating Baptist Christian 

The Alexandria newspaper 
ran the story on the first sports 
page, but our buddies at the 
Shreveport Times found Tech's 
win over Lamar and the 
Virginia-North Carolina game to 
be more newsworthy, so the 
NSU-NLU story was pushed 
back to page 2. At least the 
Demons' win over Centenary 
made the front page. 

Our sports information office 
got a cool reception from the 
Associated Press when they 
called in the score. "We'll get to 
it if we can," said the man at AP. 

Geez. We beat a team that 
was number two iust five weeks 

ago and is still in the USA To- 
day top ten. And we can't get it 

in the nation's top newspapers. 
Mo respect. 

Our school's name obviously 
causes problems. Let's see. In 
the past few weeks, Current 
Sauce has gotten mail address- 
ed to: 

Northwestern State College, 
the University of Northwestern 
Louisiana, University of Loui- 
siana (USL wouldn't like that, 
would they?), Northwest State 
College, Northwestern Loui- 
siana University (NLU...yuck), 
North Western University, Nor- 
thwestern Louisiana State 
University (no, LSU has not 
taken over yet), and believe it or 
not, Louisiana State Normal 

You guessed it. ..that one was 
a news release from your effi- 
cient federal government. 

Rarely does a day go by that 
the state's newspapers get our 
name right. Northwestern State 
University is not that hard. I 
guess it's when you throw on 
that "of Louisiana" that people 
get confused. 

No respect. 

When Current Sauce ordered 
the typesetting equipment 
which composed the page 
you're now reading, so r of our 

material and supplies went to 
Northwestern all right. ..the one 
in Evanston, Illinois. 

I'm sure they were wondering 
what the hell Current Sauce 
meant. (For that matter, so am 

No respect. 

My friends from Louisiana 
Tech and Northeast are fond of 
telling me "when are you going 
to transfer to a real school?" 

1 always answer "when you 

But the mere fact they'd ask 
such a question, even half- 
truthfully, means... 

You got it. No respect. 

It hit rock bottom last week 
when a reporter from the New 
Orleans newspaper called to ask 
about our enrollment this 
semester at "Northwestern 
State College." 

After correcting him about 
the name, I told him "about 
6,000." He then went on to tell 
me a move was brewing in the 
Legislature to stop funding for 
all universities in the state that 
have enrollment problems. 

And we just happen to be the 
only one. Of course, it won't 
happen, but guessed which 
school's going to get picked on 

And I wonder if Rodney ever 
did have to say that little phrase 
as much as we do? 

John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism/public relations 
major from Baton Rouge 
who hopes the Lady Demons 
win it all in the NCAA's this 
year. ..and shut up the folks 
at Tech and NLCI. 

We missed the boat once again 

Well folk.s we missed the 
boat again. 

After the LSU public forum 
last Tuesday, I couldn't help but 
wonder how embarassing it 
would be if LSU decided that it 
didn't want Northwestern. 

Why did we persist to ask 
questions of the consulatants 
and members of the LSU Task 
Force? Questions that we knew 
there were no answers to, at 
least not yet. 

The panel came to Nor- 
thwestern to "listen." And, for 
the most part, all that was heard 
was negativism. 

The Task Force came here to 
find out what we could give 
LSU. ..we were to give the 
answers, not ask the questions. 

I can't understand why we are 
so afraid of the LSU system. 
Sure, many great people have 
graduated from NSU and will 
continue to do so. And this 
transfer, if not killed by 
negativism and fear, will be 

nothing more than a natural 
course for the University to 

take. "evolution" to use the 
words of Dr. Carroll, leading 

All universities have pro- 
blems, and NSU is no different. 
Neither is LSU or any other col- 
lege in the state. But Nor- 
thwestein's biggest problem re- 
mains low enrollment. Wouldn't 
it be nice to have our dorms fill- 
ed again and actually give some 
life back to Natchitoches? 
Without Northwestern the 
economy in this town would be 
even worse. What's wrong with 
getting students, and thereby 
improving the economy? 

Many who spoke to the panel 
Tuesday expressed that NSU 
must remain "independent." 
Northwestern has never been in- 
dependent. We must be govern- 
ed and why not by LSU? 

The bottom line remains that 
we need more students. ..we've 
got to get people here. why 
don't we give it a chance. 

Yes, it would be pretty em- 
barassing if LSU decided that 
we did not have a role in their 
system. So why don't we show 
them what's good about us, in- 
stead of demanding to know 
what will happen to us? Let's put 
our defenses down and think 
about the good of Northwestern 
and of Natchitoches. 

Something has to be 
done.. .so let's do it... 

Craig Scott is a senior 
journalism major from Nat- 
chitoches who has been 
around Northwestern State 
University all of his life. 

John Ramsey 


Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

Jeff Thompson 

Sports Editor 

Reatha Cole 
Lisa Darden 
Leah Mills 
Angela Row 
Chuck Shaw 
Leah Sherman 
Sheila Thomas 
Staff Writers 

Keith Colquette 
Coy Gammage 
Kevin Hopkins 


Stacy Scroggins 

Business Manager 

Steven Horton 

Advertising Manager 

Robin Gunter 

Advertising Sales 

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Feb. 4, 1986 
Vol. 74, Ho. 16 


Since the deadly AIDS virus has begun to spread outside cer- 
tain high-risk groups, do you feel safe? 

Shawn Falgoust 

Sophomore public relations ma- 
jor from Johannesburg, S. Africa 

"1 would say my chances are 
slim of getting AIDS because I 
am more cautious of who I sleep 

Ilza Brown 

Senior psychology major from 

"1 don't worry about it at all. 
I feel very safe because of the in- 
formation I have heard about 


Victor Slppio 

Sophomore Business Admin, 
major from Hew Orleans 

"Well, 1 feel safe to a certain 
extent because of who and what 
I am exposed to, which is a very 
determing factor of susceptibili- 
ty to the virus." 

Sarah Nelken 

Sophomore zoology major from 

"I feel pretty safe that I won't 
get it because I don't come in 
contact with those sorts of peo- 

Jeff Kilgo 

Junior commercial photography 
major from Pineuille 

"I feel pretty safe in this area 
of the state of no contracting 

Sundra House 

Freshman computer science ma- 
jor from Grenada, Mbsissippi 

"I feel very safe, because I am 
a careful person and I'm not 
around people like that. I 
wouldn't treat a person with 
AIDS any different, though." 













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Alumnus proud of support shown 
during recent basketball games 

Dear Editor 

As an Northwestern alumnus 
I always try to make it down to 
NatcfiTtoches from my home in 
Shreveport to see a few Demon 
football and basketball games 
each year. Last week, I witness- 
ed two great games: the Lady 
Demon win over Northeast and 
the Demon victory over 

There have been times it's 
been embarassing to be from 
NSCJ. Like at State Fair. I stop- 
ped going a few years ago. 
When the Demons win again, I'll 
"go the next time. 

But those basketball games 
last week made me proud to be 
from NSCJ. The spirit and en- 
thusiasm was everywhere in 
Prather Coliseum. 

The crowd gave the Lady In- 
dians hell about their NCAA 
probation, and that's probably 
one reason we won. If the crowd 

really is the team's sixth man, 
then our sixth man was ten feet 
tall on Thursday. 

The noise died down a little 
for the men's game against a 
good Centenary team, but the 
Demons looked like the winners 
they'll soon be under Coach 
Beasley by trouncing the Gents 

in every phase of the game. 

I couldn't wait to tell my 
friends who are Centenary 
alumni about it! 

The pep band is great, and 
the NSCJ Entertainers really add- 
ed something to the mood of 
the game. It was high en- 
thusiasm all night. My wife (a 
Louisiana Tech graduate) and I 
loved it. : 

My kids will graduate from 
high school in a couple of years, 
and you can bet I'll put in a good 
word for the alma mater. 

Keep up the good work. 

Don Wardlaw 

HSU Class of 1966 

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new study by the Southern 
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Since 1976, while a greater 
percentage of college-aged 

students have been registering 
for classes, black students' rate 
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Joseph Marks, author of the 
SREB study, "The Enrollment 
of Blacks in Higher Education: 
Can Declines Be Prevented?" 

Marks found that while more 
black students are going to col- 
lege each year, their enrollment 
growth rate actually declined by 
over eight percent from 1976 to 

At the same time, white 
students' college-going rates in- 
creased, even though whites' 
high school enrollment and 
graduation rates suffered a 
greater decline than blacks'. 

Moreover, the number of 
black students completing col- 
lege increased only nine per- 
cent from 1976 to 1982. 

But from the mid-1960s 
through 1970, black students' 
graduation rates grew a whop- 
ping 60 percent, thanks to "suc- 
cessful integration" and "people 
realizing the door to education 
was open." 

Marks blames black students' 
inability to obtain financial aid 

and better job prospects as 
making "the college-going rate 

Financial Aid also played a 
major role in black students' 
dropout rates, the SREB found. 
It also said a scarcity of minori- 
ty professors and administrators 
made black students feel more 
isolated and less comfortable 
staying in school. 

The SREB's report said it 
hoped to improve high schools 
retention levels and to "give 
students a better college prep 
education while in high school." 

Secondary schools should 
also provide better college ad- 
vice earlier in high school, 
Marks recommends. 

The SREB's concern, Marks 
says, is "educating students 
students well enough so they 
can handle college academics 
once they've been recruited." 

The SREB feared the school 
reform movement, begun in the 
mid-70's, slowed the growth of 
black enrollment. Marks found 

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higher admission standards did 
indeed keep some black 
students out of college. 

In a paper published separate- 
ly last week, Stanford Prof. 
Henry Levin found many of the 
school reform measures 
adopted in recent years ignore 
the need of as many as 30 per- 
cent of the nation's students. 

Marks, for one, is confident 
"quality improvement" and in- 
creased minority enrollment 
can co-exist. 

"Good preparation at the high 
school level is the key to this 
problem," he says. "We're tell- 
ing the states that by improving 
high school educations and im- 
proving college preparation, we 
can raise the academic level of 
minorities so they can still 
make the higher admissions re- 

But "even a well-prepared stu- 
dent can't go anywhere if he 
can't afford it," he adds, citing 
lack of financial aid as the main 
culprit in keeping black 
students out of college. 

As legislators worked to ex- 
tend financial aid to the middle 
class in the late 1970s, they in- 
advertantly hurt the lower- 
income students -- then the 
primary recipients of financial 
aid -- by redistributing the same 
amount of funds to more peo- 
ple, Marks explains. 

"By the early 1980 s, it 
became apparent that while the 
total amount of money given in 
Pell Grants was growing, each 
student was getting less." 

The maximum Pell Grant was 
$1,600 in 1974. To keep up 
with inflation and increased 
cost's, the maximum grant 
should have grown to $3,000 by 
1982, but instead it was only 

While Marks says "a huge 
federal increase" in financial aid 
could solve the problem of 
declining balck enrollment, he 
expects Conqress will continue 

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Feb. 4. 1986 
Vol. 74, No. 16 

Material girls (and boys) 

Researchers find making money more important to college freshmen, Business and Education hot majord 


College students increasing- 
ly are interested in money, but 
they'll make it as businesspeo- 
ple, not computer scientists or 
engineers, say UCLA's 20th an- 
nual survey of new college 

The proportion of college 
freshmen to major in computer 
science and pursue computing 
careers has dropped 50 percent 
in just two years. Only 4.4 per- 
cent of the Class of 1 989 aspire 
to be computer programmers or 
analysts, compared to 6.1 per- 
cent last year and 8.8 percent in 

Declining interest in com- 
puter careers parallels dwindl- 

ing interest in engineering. Ten 
percent of respondents plan to 
pursue engineering careers, 
down from 12 percent two years 

"Taken together, this decline 
in student interest in 
technological careers stands in 
stark contrast to the growing 
national concern for increasing 
technological training in our 
schools and colleges," says the 
survey's director, UCLA pro- 
fessor Alexander Astin. 

The decline, however, cor- 
responds with diminishing 
demands for engineers in the 
job market. 

Recent surveys by the College 

Placement Council, Michigan 
State and Northwestern Univer- 
sity all found American 
businesses plan to hire fewer 
engineering and computer 
science majors this year. 

But Astin says students' 
declining interests in high tech 
is "all the more remarkable" 
considering the emphasis 
secondary schools place on 
computer education. He 
speculates that as students 
become more familiar with 
computers in high school, they 
are "less inclined to pursue it as 
a career and more inclined to 
view it as a tool for use in other 

Among the 200,000 
freshmen surveyed nationwide, 
business and teaching drew the 
most significant increase in 

The proportion of entering 
students aspiring to business 
careers -- an area showing rising 
interest since the 1970's -- in- 
creased to an all-time high of 
23.9 percent, more than twice 
the proportion recorded in the 
1972 survey. 

For the third straight year, 
elementary and secondary 
school teaching rose slightly to 
6.2 percent, although Astin 
adds "we still have a long way 
to go" before there are enough 

Basic Studies has 40 with 4.0 

Straight-A list names 103 students 

One hundred and three 
students have been named to 
the Straight A Honor List for the 
fall semester. 

Dr. T.P. Southerland, vice- 
president of academic affairs, 
said Straight A Honor students 
must be enrolled full-time at the 
University and must make A's in 
all academic courses pursued. 

Of the 103 students, 34 were 
in the College of Education and 
Behavioral Sciences, 7 in the 
College of Nursing, 13 in the 
College of Business and Ap- 

plied Sciences, 9 in the College 
of Arts and Sciences, and 40 in 
the College of Basic Studies and 
Associate Programs. 

The following students were 
named to the list: 

College of Basic Studies 
and Associate Programs 

Doris Greer, Jack Bedell, 
Candice McCammon, Eric 
Foster, Ruby O'Bryan, Leigh 
Ann Myers, Kristine Coreil, Erin 
Lynn Nelson, Jon Harlan, 
Darlene Allen, Mary Briggs. 

Sherry Shell, Michelle Evans, 
John Michael Fore, Mary San- 
dle, Anna West, Glena Prewitt, 
Cathy Ann Smith, Nancy Bond, 
Lois Lamb, Liz Sloan, Laura 
Chandler, Anne Cox, Donna 
Greshman, Sondra Wagoner. 

Karen Beaulier, Lorinda 
Bishop, Wallace Higgins, Jim- 
mie Hines, Rhonda Verzwyvelt, 
Julie Penick, Patricia Greene, 
David Joe Thompson, Detris 
Anderson, Kathryn Guillory, 
Margaret Hall, Susan Helton, 
Mary Ingram, Paula Kaufman, 

Time Out 

Actually, two NSU students take time out from the books.. .not leisure activities.. .for 
a friendly matchup in the recent Intramural basketball one-on-one. 

and Dave Merrell. 

College of Arts and Sciences 

Jimmy Sandefur, Clois 
Slaughter, Cherrie Webster, 
Terri Griffin, Coy Wayne Dam- 
mage, Lesa Hatley, Kelly 
Hogan, Charlton Matovsky, and 
Mary Pine. 

College of Nursing 

Cynthia Dowers, Dennis 
Hager, Sandra Harris, Lyndie 
Ward, Donna Jean Bevier, Mary 
Disante, and Linda Shields. 

College of Business 
and Applied Sciences 

Dianna Walker, Sharon 
Knarr, Peggy Ann Berry, James 
S. Parker, Fahad Akel, Lamark 
Smith, Russell Crager, Rickey 
Brinkley, Thomas Goss, Neil 
Kinn, Kimberly Merter, Patricia 
Barzyd Sanmiguel, and William 

College of Education 
and Behavorial Sciences 

Joe Guidroz, Michelle 
Gilbreth, Kimberly Greer, Ron- 
da Lightfoot, Patricia 
Quayhagen, Linda Snell, Linda 
Ebarb, Kimberly Walker, Lisa 
Blakeway, Regina Kees, Geneva 
Martin, Towanda Willroot, San- 
dra J. Haymon. 

Joseph Sowells, Laurie 
Waver, Debbie Bartley, Sarita 
Home, Sharil Blair, Mary Allen 
Doherty, Lisa Ann Davis, Janice 
Anne Brewer, Tandy Jean 
Brown, Thomas David Elkins. 

Angela Renee Faccone, Deb- 
bie Hudson, Rose Mary Jacob, 
Chris Maggio, Michael Packard, 
Elinor Shows, Carol Tubbs, 
Cleta Bice Tucker, Brenda 
Lydell Winbarg, Belinda I. 
Slaughter, and Anita Lodridge. 

teachers "to meet the nation's 
current and future needs." 

Astin was surprised to 
discover students' social at- 
titudes are going to extremes - 
sometimes in opposite 

Seventy-three percent of the 
freshmen oppose increased 
defense spending, up 12 per- 
cent from three years ago, and 
73.3 percent - four percent 
more than last year - say the 
wealthy should pay a larger 
share of taxes than they do now. 

But conservative attitudes are 
equally strong. Almost half of 
all freshmen think homosex- 
uality should be outlawed, and 
a record low of 21.8 percent 
want marijuana legalized. 

By contrast, almost 53 per- 
cent of 1977's freshman favored 
legalizing marijuana. 

And whle the Class of 1989 
says the rich should pay more 
taxes, members would like to be 
among them. 

Seventy-one percent of the 
freshmen say "being very well- 

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The tournament is coor- 
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of the Department of Theatre, 
Dance, and Speech Com- 
munications and is sanctioned 
by the Louisiana High School 
Speech League. Students winn- 
ing awards at the NSU tourna- 
ment will qualify for the state's 
Tournament of Champions. 

This year, students will be 
competing for tournament 
honors in such individual events 
as extemporaneous speaking, 
dramatic interpretation, poetry 

and prose reading, original 
oratory, humorous interpreta- 
tion, and duet acting. 

McCorkle said trophies will 
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off financially" is essential or 
"very important." 

About the same number of 
students agreed with the state- 
ment that "the chief benefit of 
a college education is that it in- 
creases one's earning power." 

In 1973, only 55.8 percent of 
freshmen agreed with that stae- 
ment, while just 39 percent of 
1970's freshmen felt being well- 
off financially was important. 

Poorer students are finding it 
increasingly difficult to go to 
college. This year's survey 
showed a five percent drop in 
students whose parents make 
less than $15,000 annually. 

Now only 15.9 percent of, 
students come from low income 
families, while 24.5 percent of 
all freshman's parents make 
$15,000 to $29,999. 

Most students from poorer 
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five percent of private universi- 
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Comin' at Ya! 

Be there as the Lady Demons make a run 
at the nation's Top Twenty and the NCAA 



FEB. 6 

vs. Grambling State University 
FEB. 8 

vs. Stephen F. Austin State University 
(Gulf Star Conference game) 

FEB. 10 

vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

FEB. 14 

vs. Creighton University 

FEB. 15 

vs. Nicholls State University 
(Gulf Star Conference game) 

FEB. 17 

vs. Southeastern Louisiana University 
(Gulf Star Conference game) 

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Vol. 74, No. 16 



sential or 

ber ofH ari " iS h0t hand 

or Lady Demons 
eads upset win 


the state- 
benefit of 
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family in^ 

When Annie Harris did 
^."^lerbest Larry Bird imita- 

j n Thursday night against 
Ull, scording 37 points 
ind clearing 14 rebounds 
n the most important 
a me Northwestern has 
,layed this (or any other) 
[6 ar, nearly everybody was 

Except Annie, her team- 
nates, the Lady Demon 
oaches, her high school 
oach and anybody who 
aw her perform as a three- 
ime All-State pick as a 

The 5-8 junior whose 
ligh school career was the 
tuff dreams are made of, 
iad a coming out party 
igainst Northeast. 

Not that she's been a 
lisappointment as a Lady 
lemon. Harris was a 
econd-team all-conference 
lick last season and 
[lelped NSU post a 20-6 
ecord. So far this year, 
ihe's provided more than a 
lozen points and over 
even rebounds per game 
is the team raced to a 
13-3 mark prior to the NLU 

Those are impressive 
credentials for most col- 
ege players. But Harris 
vas one of Louisiana's 
nost highly-regarded prep 
itars as a senior. 
Coaches from 
iverywhere came calling 
jn Campti's crown jewel. 
SO, Northeast, and Loui- 
siana Tech were among the 
Khools she spurned to 
sign with Northwestern. 
There were great expec- 
ations regarding Miss Har- 
is. Until Thursday, 
lowever, she hadn't posted 
:he kinds of numbers "that 
the ought to have," accor- 
ding to her coach at Camp- 
i. Emma Boozman. 
"I think she's been kind 
t>f holding back because all 
hese other girls can score 
l- s points, too," offered coach 

mma. "That might be one 
eason, but I really don't 
now why. She was on 
onight, though, like I 
ilWays knew she would be 
of them." 

It started early. Pop, pop 
"i two free throws to put 
*SU on the board. Swish 
r om deep in the right cor- 
ter for a 6-2 Lady Demon 
B, prompting NLU's first 
'He out. Rip from the left 
"de a half-minute later. 

It was a big one, so, 
la d to go for it, you 
;n ow," she laughed after- 
wards. "Coach (James) 
"Wth had been pumping 
ls up all week, telling us 
" e could do it, and we sort 
'' believed it." 
. "' walked out, and the 
p two fell, and I said 
"ell. I'm on a roll, better 
Iee P shooting it.'" 
ifnnie, get your gun. So, 
" e did, and even threw in 
J r ick shot - a reverse 
ft Vup off a rebound at the 
l rst half buzzer for a 44-26 
^ lead - that would 
9 *e made Miss Oakley 

Vhile her 14-of-23 ac- 



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"* a cy was wowing the 
: 55 2 fans and frustrating 
. e 1 1 not-so-little Indians, 
^ris was marvelling at 
■* Play of teammate 
e [ e ssa Thomas. 

s he did a good job. I 
i s telling her to take it to 
? hole because she was 
J^ing the fouls and get- 
n 9 three-point plays. She 
" * on tonight." 
.Harris had kind words, 
tl • for unheralded post 
J^rs Clara Jean Davis 


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ams. Their 

er »se held NLU's 6-3 All- 
l^erican Lisa Ingram to 
, Points and just 13 

see column four 

Two points! 

Sophomore Darren Melancon lets the ball loose against the Centenary College Gents 
on Thursday in Prather Coliseum. The outcome was never in doubt as the Demons abused 
Centenary, 80-62. A rematch will be held next week in Shreveport. 

IM offices quiet last week 

Things were quiet in the In- 
tramural Department last week 
as officials and team captains 
prepared for the basketball 

Basketball, which is the most 
popular Intramural event of- 
fered, has attracted 31 teams 
this season. The average figure 
of participants is 375. 

A breakdown of teams in- 
cludes six women teams, 1 2 in- 
dependent men's teams and 13 
fraternity teams. Participating 
teams are composed of campus 
organizations, residential halls, 
varsity athletic groups and 

Uja Dm/** 

teams composed of friends. 

Women's and fraternity 
games will be played in the In- 
tramural Building and indepen- 
dent men's games will be 
played in the P.E. Majors gym. 
Games will be held Monday 
through Thursday at 7, 8 and 9 
p.m. Each game consists of two 
16-minute halves. 

Another less popular side of 
the basketball season is of- 
ficiating. I-M games are of- 
ficiated by University students. 
The students are either enrolled 
in the officiating class - P.E. 
2050 - or attended the clinic 
held Thursday. Student officials 
learn mechanics, rules and of- 
ficial behavior of calling 

Although basketball draws 
the most participants, it also 
draws the most problems dur 
ing the year. Tootie Carey 
director of Intramurals and of 
ficiating instructor, said that of 
ficiating Intramural basketbal 

is difficult because players are 
not coached, more physical 
contact takes place and all of 
the players are not aware of the 
rules and rule changes. 

In addition to these dif- 
ficulties, many officials have 
never called a basketball game. 
The new referee is usually self- 
conscious and hesitant to make 

Sonia Hogan, a sophomore 
from Shreveport, said she is ex- 
cited about calling but is ner- 
vous about her first few games. 

"I'm afraid that I will miss 
some calls, yet I will be calling 
with an experienced referee so 
it won't be too bad," Hogan said. 

Many referees face the addi- 
tional pressure of calling games 
in which friends and classmates 
are playing. Abby White, junior 
from Cottonport who has been 
calling for two years, said that 
people often get mad when 
caught fouling. 

"Some people get so wrapped 
up in the game that they take it 
personal if you call a foul on 
them," White said. 

Carey said that officiating is 
good experience for the 
students since they gain an 
understanding of responsibility. 
The officials not only learn the 
mechanics of officiating, but 
also how to deal with people. 

"The students often-times 
have to deal with angry, yelling 
players and fans. It's not easy 
having classmates or friends 
yell at you for something they 
did," Carey said. 

Despite the difficulties of call- 
ing games 25 students have 
decided to take the risks and of- 
ficiate l-M games. The students 
will later have the opportunity 
to call area junior high basket- 
ball games once enough ex- 
perience is gained. 

Regular basketball play 
begins Tuesday, following Mon- 

day's jamboree. Basketball will 
continue after the Mardi Gras 
break along with table tennis 
doubles and singles. 

Table tennis is scheduled for 
Feb. 19 and 20 at 4 p.m. The 
events are open to all full-time 
students. Registration will take 
place at the event. 

Harris' hot hand 
leads Lady Demons 

continued from column 1 

Meanwhile, Harris was outre- 
bounding Ingram by four. And 
that victory in their individual 
dual made Northwestern's win 
all that much sweeter for Annie. 

"Northeast recruited me, and 
last year when they kind of put 
a whippin' on us up there, Lisa 
asked me then if I wished I'd 
come to Northeast. I just laugh- 
ed about it and said that she had 
some nerve." 

"Now, 1 should go ask her 
does she want to come to Nor- 
thwestern. Too bad. It's her last 
year and we don't want her, 
anyway," Harris said, savoring 
the last laugh. 

The big win over NLU will be, 
she said, a catalyst for a suc- 
cessful second half of the 
season for the team. 

"This game is just the start for 
the rest of the season. We have 
some tough conference games 
coming up, and I feel like it's a 
good way to go into those - with 
the momentum flowing. I think 
this is going to keep us pumped 
up for quite a while." 

The memories of her All- 
America-caliber performance in 
the biggest game of her college 
career will not soon be forgot- 
ten, either. 

Demons clip SLCI, 
win fourth straight 

Defending GSC champion 
Southeastern Louisiana was 
given a rude reception at 
Prather Coliseum last night, as 
the Demons took a lead early in 
the game and never let it go ex- 
cept for a couple of minutes in 
the second half en route to a 
64-61 win. 

With their fourth straight win, 
the Demons are now tied for se- 
cond place in the Gulf Star Con- 
ference with a 3-2 GSC record, 
7-14 overall. SLU lost its fifth 
straight game in the closing 
seconds to fall to 7-15 on the 
season. 1-4 in the GSC. 

Northwestern passed up the 
six-win mark the Demons 
recorded two years ago, and 
have more than doubled the 
number of victories since last 
year's 3 win (and 25 losses) 

Victor Willis scored 24 points 

to pace the Demons and was the 
game's high scorer. Gerald 
Bush and George Jones each hit 

For the Lions, Bill Dukes was 
big man with 14. 

On Saturday, the Demons 
pulled another upset, this time 
over Nicholls State Colonels. 

Northwestern's 70-53 
wipeout of the boys from 
Thibodaux was NSU's most one- 
sided GSC win ever. 

The second win of the Demon 
win streak came again 
Centenary College on Thurs- 
day. The Demons clobbered the 
hapless Gents, 80-62, for NSU's 
biggest win in two years. 

The game that started it all 
was last Monday in San Marcos, 
TX, when the Demons broke a 
41 -game losing streak on the 
road by downing GSC-foe 
Southwest Texas, 71-55. 

Yarbrough proves he 's 
NSU's 'little big man' 

You can never tell by looking 
at him, but Cedric Yarbrough's 
an important part of the Nor- 
thwestern basketball team. 

Yarbrough, you see, stretches 
out to 5-8 wearing his Nikes. 
And along with being pint-sized, 
he's baby-faced. 

He looks like someone hop- 
ing to make the high school var- 
sity, but the Demon freshman 
plays with court maturity 
beyond his 18 years. His perfor- 
mances are quickly earning the 
adoration of NSU fans and the 
respect of teammates and op- 
ponents alike. 

Yarbrough's come off the 
bench to relieve fellow 
freshman Freeman Williams at 
point guard. He's stepped into 
some tight situations and per- 
formed admirably, said Demon 
head coach Don Beasley. 

"Cedric is pound for pound 
and inch for inch all the ball 
player he can be," said Beasley. 
"He has really come in and 
helped us in times we really 
needed him." 

His two most notable efforts 
came in Northwestern's 
homecourt wins over Northeast 
Louisiana and Arkansas-Little 

The diminutive rookie was 
steady as a rock in those two 
outings, providing skintight 
defense, poised ballhandling 
and clutch free throw shooting 
to help the Demons hold onto 
late leads. 

His teammates also think well 
of him and his performance of 
the pine. "He's great off the 

bench," said sophomore center 
Darren Melancon. "He is small 
but he gets the job done." 

Yarbrough, a native of Birm- 
ingham, AL, doesn't let his size 
become a shortcoming on the 
basketball court. 

"I just play within my ability 
and use the fundamentals that 
I know and the ones that are 
taught to me by Coach 
Beasley," he explained. "Being 
short has its advantages. By be- 
ing. short and quick, it enables 
me to get under the big guy and 
steal the play. It also allows me 
to play good pressure defense." 

Yarbrough developed his 
ability to play a big man's game 
through a combination of sound 
self-analysis and dedication. 

"I realized that I am shorter 
and smaller than most players 
so I started playing everyday un- 
til basketball became a habit, 
like brushing your teeth. This 
has helped a lot, along with 
(having) good coaches like 
coach Beasley. 

Yarbrough was a three-year 
starter at C.W. Hayes High 
School, and guided the team to 
a 30-4 record and a state finals 
berth. Despite averaging just six 
points per game, Yarbrough 
was named to the first-team All- 
City squad in Birmingham, 
noted as one of the Souths 
most fertile areas for basketball 

No less than eight members 
of last year's Hayes squad sign- 
ed college basketball 




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74. No. 16 

Lady Demons upset powerful 
Northeast Louisiana, 86-83 

John Ramsey 


In the last two years, only 
women's basketball 
powerhouses Old Dominion, 
Louisiana Tech, and Texas had 
been able to knock off Nor- 
theast Louisiana, a team which 
finished 31-2 last season and 
made it to the Final Four. 

Well, say hello to the fourth 
team to do it.. .the Lady Demons 
of Northwestern State. 

The Lady Demons won 
perhaps the biggest game in the 
school's twelve years of com- 
petition on Thursday when they 
knocked off the highly-ranked 
NLU women, 86-83, before 
1,552 screaming fans in the 

The Lady Indians are on 
NCAA probation.for recruiting 
violations and cant win the 
Southland title or make the 
playoffs. And because of the 
probation, they are u'nranked by 
some polls and ranked lower 
than they should be in others. 

Nevertheless, the 15-2 Nor- 
theast squad has four starters 
back (the fifth, Chana Perry, is 
the reason NLCJ's in hot water 
with the NCAA) and entered the 
NSCI game as one of the na- 
tion's best, haying lost two close 
games to top-ranked Texas and 
having beaten number four 
Louisiana Tech just last week. 

Northwestern, meanwhile, 
had bolted to a 13-3 start, los- 
ing close games to Pacific and 
Nevada-Reno. But that 19-point 
loss at NLCJ in December still 

So much so that the Lady 
Demons came out smoking at 
Thursday's game. NSU wanted 

And got it. 

The Lady Demons began 
driving at the opening buzzer, 
and an obviously upset NLU 
coach Linda Harper called time 
after NS(J had gone up 6-2. 

She called time again a few 
minutes later, after her power- 
ful Lady Indians had failed 
behind by 10, 21-11. 

Guard Teressa Thomas 
dominated NLCJ Ail-American 
Eun Jung Lee early, holding 
Lee to just 1 point and no assists 
in the first half. According to 
sports information officials at 
Northeast, they was Lee's worst 
one-half point production in her 
three years at NLCJ. 

Lee did manage to score a 
few in the second half, but didn't 
come close to Thomas' 25 

"It was all Teressa. I just wat- 
ched," laughed senior guard 
Lonnie Banks. "She did a good 

Lady Demons 
fall 93-88 to 

In a week where Nor- 
thwestern upset the NLU 
Lady Indians for one of their 
biggest wins ever, the Lady 
Demons were also involved 
in another upset last night. 

Unfortunately, the NSCJ 
ladies were the uictims this 

The Southeastern Lady 
Lions shocked the flat Lady 
Demons, 93-88, in Ham- 
mond to force a 4-1 tie atop 
the Gulf Star Conference. 
NSCJ is now 15-4 overall, 
while SLU stands at 10-8. 

Before a crowd of just 101 
in 7,500 seat University 
Center, SLU star Alisa Long 
scored 28 points. 

Sandy Pugh and Annie 
Harris scored 21 and 20, 
respectively, for NSU. 
Teressa Thomas had 17 and 
Lonnie Banks chipped in 12. 

Southeastern's women 
travel to Natchitoches on 
Feb. 17 for a rematch. 

job. E.J. just couldn't handle 

Needless to say, Coach 
Harper just couldn't handle it 
when Northwestern held a sur- 
prising 44-26 margin on the 
scoreboards at halftime. 

She event spent a few 
minutes during the break argu- 
ing with and/or lecturing to the 
referees before retreating to the 
locker room. 

NLU star Lisa Ingram and Lee 
came alive in the second half, 
but it was too little, too late. The 
Lady Indians cut the margin to 
just one point a couple of times 
late in the game, but could 
never take the lead. 

With just ten seconds left and 
NSU holding a 84-83 lead, the 
Lady Indians took the ball 
downcourt. A Lee shot couldn't 
make it past the agressive Lady 
Demon defenders, however, 
and Thomas took it back the 
other way for a layup, giving 
NSU the upset win and sending 
hundreds of fans onto the court. 

"Northwestern played great 
basketball for 40 minutes," con- 
ceded Harper after the game. 
"They knew what they wanted 
to do, they were mentally and 
emotionally ready to execute, 
and you put that together and 
you're going to a lot of good 

"And they did," she added. 

"It all came down to the team 
that wanted it the most," said 
Thomas. "We wanted it more, 
and we got it." 

That's an explanation for the 
rebounding totals posted by 5-8 
junior Annie Harris and 5-7 
senior Lonnie Banks. Each 
cleared 14 boards, and Nor- 
thwestern topped NLU in total 
rebounds, 51-47. 

Harris didn't do so poorly in 
the shooting department, 
either. She popped in 14 of 23 
and scored a total of 37 points, 
the sixth best total in Lady 
Demon history. 


Annie Harris, Teressa Thomas, and Lonnie Banks take a few pointers from assistai 
coach James Smith during a timeout at the NLCJ game. The Lady Demons won, 86-ffi 

Goodwin signs five from SLU, announces '86 schedule 

Head football coach Sam a slate that adds two new on Sept. 6. ASU beat Nor- Demon schedule. naturally I'd like to play more experience for us as thev 

Head football coach Sam 
Goodwin recently announced 
the signing of five football 
players from the now defunct 
program at Southeastern 

The five are currently enroll- 
ed at Northwestern and will be 
able to compete immediately. 

The new Demons and their 
hometowns include: quarter- 
back Mick Golian, Chalmette; 
defensive end Mark Newstrom, 
Springfield; offensive tackle 
Matt Hebert; defensive end/of- 
fensive lineman Sam Hoecker, 
Leesville; and tight end Orlan 
Lockhart, Metairie. 

"All of these guys are quality 
kids on and off the field," said 
Goodwin, now in his fourth year 
at NSU. "They're good students 
and they're the type of players 
who can come in right away and 
contribute. All were highly 
recommended to us by not on- 
ly their college coaches, but 
their high school coaches as 
well." v. j - 

The signirigs came just two 
weeks before the national: sign- 
ing day, Feb. 12. Goodwin 
revealed that "we tried to recruit 
Golian and Lockhart out of high 
school. Their experience gained 
after playing college football 
during the past year, along with 
the addition of Newstrom, 
Hebert, and Hoecker, will give 
us depth at some positions and 
create good competition for all 
starting slots. 

While he was announcing 
new members to his football 
team, Goodwin was also releas- 
ing his 1986 football schedule. 

a slate that adds two new 
members while dismissing 
Southern Mississippi and 

on Sept. 6. ASU beat nor- 
thwestern, 12-10, last year in 

Northwestern Demons 

1 986 Football Schedule 

Sept. 6 

Arkansas State 

Jonesboro, AR 

Sept. 13 

McNeese State 

Lake Charles 

Sept. 20 

Delta State 


Sept. 27 


Oct. 4 

Northeast LA 


Oct. 11 

North Texas State 

Denton, TX 

Oct. 18 

Sam Houston 


Oct. 25 

Louisiana Tech 


Nov. 1 

Southwest Texas 


Nov. 8 

Nicholls State (HC) 


Nov. 15 

Boise State 


Nov. 22 

Stephen F. Austin 


Gulf Star Conference games boldfaced 

All games at 7:00 p.m. except Boise Stale, 
which is 1:30 p.m. 

former Gulf Star Conference 
member Southeastern. 

"It's basically the same as last 
year, except we added Delta 
State instead of Southern Miss 
and replaced SLU with Boise 
State. Last year our schedule 
was rated as the most com- 
petitive among all IAA schools 
by USA Today, and I'm sure that 
next year's compares favorably 
with whom we played during 
1985," maintained Goodwin. 

Arkansas State, defending 
Southland Conference cham- 
pion and a IAA playoff member 
last year, will provide the open- 
ing opposition for the Demons 
when NSU travels to Jonesboro 

NSU then pays a visit to 
McNeese State in Lake Charles 
before opening its home season 
against tough Delta State, the 
only Division II member on the 

Demon schedule. 

After an open date, the 
Demons travel to Monroe for 
the annual battle with Northeast 
Louisiana on Oct. 4. NSU looks 
to avenge a loss at North Texas 
State on Oct. 1 1, again in Den- 
ton, before returning home for 
its GSC opener against last 
year's co-champion, Sam 
Houston State. 

The Demons close out Oc- 
tober with the traditional State 
Fair Classic in Shreveport 
against Louisiana Tech before 
opening up November with a 
two-game set against Gulf Star 
foes Southwest Texas and 
Nicholls State. The Nicholls 
clash will coincide with Nor- 
thwestern's 102nd 

NSU then embarks to Idaho 
for a Nov. 15 matchup against 
traditional IAA power Boise 
State before closing out the 
year in the annual battle for 
Chief Caddo against Stephen F. 
Austin on Nov. 22 in 
Nacogdoches, TX. 

"Our conference schedule is 
better because we'll have three 
of four games at home, but 

naturally I'd like to play more 
games at home," said Goodwin. 
His teams have played just four 
games in the friendly confines 
of Turpin Stadium each of the 
past two years. 

"Our toughest non- 
conference games are on the 
road," cited Goodwin. "And the 
Boise State game will be a great 

experience for us as they lw 
won the Division IAA chai 
pionship twice and are 
member of the Big Sky Co 
ference, which is top flight 
the way." 

The Demons finished 3-8 la 
year and will conduct Sprii 
practice beginning on Frida 
Feb. 28. 


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be based on 
state needs 

What's best for NSU 
may not be ordered 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

The recommendation of 
whether or not Northwestern 
should be transferred to the 
LSCJ system will be based on 
what is good for the entire 
higher education system in 
Louisiana, not just what is good 
for NSU. 

This fact was made clear dur- 
ing a public meeting Wednes- 
day at LSCJ -Alexandria. 

The LSCJ Board of Super- 
visors is under orders to make 
their recommendation to Gov. 
Edwards by April 1 on whether 
the governance of NSU should 
be transferred from the Board of 
Trustees to them. The transfer 
would then be subject to ap- 
proval by both houses of the 

Three out-of-state consultants 
hired by LSCJ along with several 
members of the board, which 
make up a task force charged 
with studying the proposal, end- 
ed their stay in Alexandria with 
the public hearing for more 

Whai "would be best for 
higher education in general" 
will be the basis for the deci- 
sion, according to Natchitoches 
businessman and LSCJ task 
force chairman Sam Friedman. 

"We need to look at what is 
better for higher education in 
Louisiana as a whole," said 
John H- Cade, Jr., task force 
member from Alexandria. 
"Higher education in Louisiana 
is in a mess today," he con- 
tinued. "It's in a mess because 
of parochialism." 

Taxpayers should be given 
"the best return for their dollar 
in higher education," Cade 

Dr. Roy Carroll, chairman of 
the consultants hired by the 
task force, said that there were 
two questions that needed to be 
answered about the transfer. 
The first questions, already 
answered affirmatively by the 
Board of Regents, is the 

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Fired up! 

Members of the pep band party with Vic the Demon duri g a Prather Coliseum game 
this season. The two NSU teams combined for a 20-3 home record. 

It was a memorable season 

Basketball season has ended for the Demons, 
but most NSCJ fans hope a second season is just 
beginning for the Lady Demons. 

First-year head coach Don Beasley's men 
finished 1 1-16 by cruising past Southwest Texas 
last night in Prather Coliseum. The Demons 
defied most predictions of a sixth-place finish 
by finishing near the top of the conference. Last 
season, the Demons went 3-25 under Wayne 

Pat Pierson's Lady Demons, on the other 

hand, won their second Gulf Star Conference ti- 
tle in San Marcos, TX, last night by downing the 
Lady Bobcats. The women are now off to Hawaii 
for a pair of games with Hawaii Pacific. 

Should the ladies win both, they will finish at 
23-6 at may earn their first-ever berth in the 
NCAA playoffs or the Women's NIT. 

Hopefully, some playoff action will come to 
the Coliseum, where the men won 7 of 10 games 
and the women finished with a spotless 13-0 

Students also facing $150 
increase in NSCJ tuition 

Budget cuts could 
axe summer school 

John Ramsey 


If fully implemented, the 20 
percent across-the-board 
budget cuts threatened by 
Governor Edwin Edwards could 
have a very negative effect on 
Northwestern and other state 
universities, according to presi- 
dent Dr. Joseph Orze. 

"I told the Board of Regents 
last week that 1 percent would 
be devastating... a decimation of 
our universities," said Orze. 
'"What would the 20 percent 
figure be.. .a double decima- 

While no exact reductions 
have been decided on yet, 
hopefully something will be 
definite by next week, when 
university presidents meet with 
the Board of Trustees. Orze said 
he hopes he returns to Nat- 
chitoches knowing exactly how 
much must be cut from the Nor- 
thwestern budget for the re- 
mainder of this fiscal year and 
for next year. 

Should the full 20 percent 
cuts be ordered for state univer- 
sities, the University's budget 
must be reduced by 

Orze said he and other 
Trustee presidents would res- 
pond to this cut by dropping 
summer school and increasing 
tuition by approximately $150 
per semester. Most presidents 
of LSCJ and Southern campuses 
have said they would have to do 
the same. 

The tuition hike should 
enhance revenue by about $1.1 
million, but Orze said that he 
would expect enrollment to 
drop by at least 10 percent as 
more students could not finan- 
cially afford to attend NSCJ. 
Summer school would save 
$1.7 million, although because 
of the high numbers of credit 
hours taken at Northwestern 
during summer sessions, NSCJ 
may actually lose more than it 

"It's a situation where you 
might make three dollars for 

every dollar you spend," he 
said, "but you still have to have 
that one dollar to spend in the 
first place." 

Even with the closing of sum- 
mer school and tuition in- 
creases, the University would 
still have to reduce costs by an 
additional $400,000. According 
to the president, this would be 
done by "cutting where it would 
do the least harm, such as non- 
personnel accounts," including 
travel, supplies, equipment, etc. 

"Whatever cuts we have to 
make will be done as humane as 
is possible," Orze said. "We will 
look at all the ramifications of 
each cut. We will maintain the 
integrity of the University and 
will remain a viable institution." 

Orze said that as another 
cost-cutting move, he will not 
hire a new vice-president of 
university affairs to replace Dr. 
George Stokes when he retires 
on June 30. The duties of the 
position will be made up by 
other members of the 

Orze feels that talk of ter- 
minating academic colleges 
and eliminating programs at the 
other universities in Louisiana is 
a panic technique. "We're ap- 
proaching this in a rational way. 
NSU will not push the panic but- 
ton," he said. 

Recently, a bill was introduc- 
ed in Mississippi to close some 
smaller institutions, and some 
local residents feared the Loui- 
siana legislature may try to 
close Northwestern, the state's 
second-smallest college (only 
Grambling State is smaller). 
Orze, however, said he is not 
concerned about that. 

"There will always be that 
kind of talk," he said. "But 
legislators can not kill an entire 
city, and that's what would hap- 
pen to Natchitoches if anything 
ever happened to the Universi- 

"You can't isolate NSU from 
Natchitoches," he said, "and 
they realize that." 

Despite state* s consent decree 

NLU president asks Regents for selective admissions 

John Ramsey 


During recent budget hear- 
ings by the Board of Regents 
finance committee in Baton 
Rouge, Northeast Louisiana 
Universit president Dr. Dwight 
Vines proposed limiting admis- 
sions and setting academic pro- 

gress standards. 

Vines said the plan would 
reduce costs by reducing NLU's 
enrollment from 11,500 to ap- 
proximately 9,000. 

"I'd rather reduce the number 
of students we serve than 
reduce programs because if we 
eliminate programs we still 
have to serve our junior and 

senior students," Vines said, ad- 
ding that program cuts save 
money eventually but do not 
produce immediate results. 

Vines' plan may be snagged, 
however, by the six-year con- 
sent decree for desegregating 
higher education in Louisiana. 
The decree prohibits public 
schools from imposing admis- 

sion criteria that would hamper 
black access to white campuses. 

To achieve his goals, the NLU 
president proposed setting a 
cutoff score on the ACT and re- 
quiring "satisfactory progress" 
for undergraduates to remain in 

Vines said he knows the con- 
sent decree requires open ad- 

Strait concert set for 
March 8 in Coliseum 

Country singer George Strait 
will appear in concert Saturday, 
Warch 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Prather 

The Student Activities Board 
is sponsoring the concert, and 
tickets are $10.50 for full-time 
students and $12.50 for the 
Qeneral public. All seats are 
9eneral admission. 

I Tickets are on sale on cam- 
iPJJs in Union 214 and in Nat- 
chitoches at S&N Records. 

In 1985 Strait received 
Awards from the Country Music 
Association for male vocalist of 
tr »e year and for album of the 
^ear -Does Fort Worth Ever 
Cross Your Mind-and from the 
"cademy of Country Music for 
^ale vocalist of the year. 

He was Billboard magazine's 
^ale singles artist of the year in 
1984 and new male album artist 
of the year in 1982. 

Single hits by strait that have 
achieved number one status on 
the country charts include If 
You're Thinking About A 
Stranger, Fool Hearted Memory, 
Amarillo By Morning, A Fire I 
Can't Put Out, You Look So 
Good in Love, Right or Wrong, 
Let's Fall to Pieces Together, 
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your 
Mind?, and The Chair. 

Strait is a native Texan who 
resides in San Marcos and has 
appeared on the CMA Awards 
Show, Entertainment Tonight, 
Hee Haw, and Austin City Limits, 
among others. 

The Nashville Network car- 
ried a one-hour special of 
Strait's performance on Feb. 22, 
1985 at the Houston Livestock 
Show and Rodeo. That night he 
set an all-time indoor rodeo at- 
tendance record by performing 
for a crowd of nearly 48,000 in 
the Astrodome. 

Country singer George Strait will appear In concert 
on March 8 in Prather Coliseum. Tickets are now on 


missions, but "we also have 
tenure commitments and other 
commitments that will be 
violated if we get into a 20 per- 
cent budget cut situation." 

Board of Regents member 
Robert Bodet said the decree is 
law, and the board could not 
allow Northeast to violate it. 

"You're saying the consent 
decree is more important than 
academic tenure," said Vines. "I 
know of no commitment more 
important than keeping your 
tenured personnel." 

According to Vines, Nor- 
theast would lose $5. 1 million if 

"I'd rather reduce the 
number of students we 
serve than reduce pro- 
grams... " 

Dr. Dwight Vines 

NLU president 

a 20 percent budget cut was 
ordered. To offset this, NLU 
would raise tuition, reduce sum- 
mer school classes, eliminate 
off-campus classes, suspend 
research, and put ad- 
ministrators back in the 

Budget plans for several 
other Trustees' institutions were 
also discussed. A brief outline 
of each: 

Louisiana Tech - Tech would 
lose $5.2 million. A tuition in- 
crease would generate $2.4 

million, according to Tech 
president F. Jay Taylor. Con- 
solidating departments and in- 
creasing class sizes would save 
another $1.2 million. He listed 
other possible cuts as elimina- 
tion of tuition waivers for Na- 
tional Guard members and for 
those over 65. He also said Tech 
may have to drop its golf and 
tennis programs. 

Southeastern Louisiana - 
President Larry Crain said the 
cut would mean a $3.6 million 
reduction at SLU, which would 
be recouped with $2.2 million 
for a tuition increase and clos- 
ing summer school to save $1.4 

Nicholls State - A 20 percent 
cut would cost Nicholls $3.4 
million, of which $ 1 .8 would be 
made up by a tuition increase. 
President Donald Ayo said 
Nicholls State would give 
12-month employees a one- 
month layoff to save $576,000, 
and elimination of summer 
classes could save $850,000. 
Ayo also proposed a $25 library 
fee to produce $362,000. 

McNeese State - A cut would 
result in a loss of $3.5 million 
at McNeese. President Jack 
Doland said MSU would raise 
about $2 million with a tuition 
increase and cuts in athletics 
and scholarships would save 
$305,000. Reducing summer 
classes could produce a 
$600,000 savings, and three 
academic programs would be 
cut, saving $ 100.000. 

Initial reaction to Reagan 's 
aid budget 7ess than calm ' 

Initial reaction on campuses 
around the country to President 
Reagan's new proposal for the 
1987 fiscal year federal college 
budget is less than calm. 

If the Congress approves the 
proposals, bankers say they'll 
have to stop lending, students 
say they'll have to stop studying 
and colleges say that, once 
again, they'll have to raise 

"If you're not from a wealthy 
family, you're going to get kill- 
ed," says Richard Brenner, a 
University of Rochester 
freshman who worries his 
$9,400 annual tuition may rise 
another $1,000 next year. 

Brenner, who describes his 
background as "middle class," 
now meets expenses with a 
$5,900 aid package, which in- 
cludes a $2,500 Guaranteed 
Student Loan. 

Told of the kinds of limits the 
president wants to place on aid 
on middle-and-upper class 
students - including making 
GSLs harder to get -- Brenner 
wasn't sure how he was going to 

Two Natchitoches Cen- 
tral High School students 
participating in "senior 
skip day" were involved in 
an auto accident in Kisat- 
chie National Forest Thurs- 
day, killing one student 
and seriously injuring 

Chuck Knotts, 17, was 
killed and Jason Ivey, 17, 
was injured. Knotts was a 
passenger in Ivey's car. 

Ivey was apparently 
traveling at a high rate of 
speed before hitting a 
sharp curve. The car hit a 
gum tree. 

Natchitoches Parish 
Rescue Deputies worked 
for about one hour before 
freeing the victims from 
the wreckage. 

NCHS principal Dr. Der- 
wood Duke said that 120 
seniors were absent from 
class on Thursday. He add- 
ed that the event is not, of 
course, sponsored by Nat- 
chitoches Central. 

On the same day, a 
separate accident eight 
miles away in the national 
forest killed an 18-year-old 
Rapides Parish man work- 
ing with a logging firm. His 
30-year-old co-worker was 
injured in the accident. 

Natchitoches Central 
High School's Lady Chief 
basketball team is 32-0 on 
the season and ranked first 
in Class AAAA and 23rd in 
the USA Today national 

The 2AAAA champion 
Lady Chiefs hosted 6AAAA 
runner-up St. Amant last 
night in the Chief Dome. 

At last week's meeting, 
the Natchitoches Parish 
Police Jury was told they 
would receive $400,000 
less in revenue than they 
originally thought. 

To cure this deficit, the 
Jury elimated the parish 
fire department and are 
looking at slicing road 
repair funds. 

The Natchitoches 
Chamber of Commerce will 
launch its annual member- 
ship drive during the 
month of March, according 
to Teddy Spier, chairman. 

He said the goal of the 
Chamber is 500 
businesses. Last year's total 
stood at 424. 

be able to afford to re-enroll at 
Rochester next year. 

"Maybe I'll go out to Califor- 
nia," he muses, "establish 
residency and return to school." 

California historically has 
charged low tuition rates - call- 
ed "registration fees" - to in- 
state students. 

Various student aid officers 
around the country say there 
are several million students like 
Brenner, who might have to 
leave school if denied aid 

"The ultimate consequence 
would be drastic," says Bob 
Nelson, who manages financial 
aid at the University of North 
Dakota, where about half of the 
students receive some form of 
federal aid. 

Nationwide about 5.5 million 
students (out of 12.3 million 
collegians) in America got 
federal aid this year. 

Nelson says it's too early to 
tell exactly what the Reagan 
budget's impact would be, but 
predicts "there would be a 
number of students who would 
elect not to attend college." 

Even the tougher "needs test" 
the president proposes students 
pass in order to get aid would 
hurt, especially in farm states 
like North Dakota. 

"Many families, although 
they are low income, would 
show high assets" in farm land 
and equipment, Nelson argues. 
"Therefore, their children would 
be disqualified from getting 

Bankers say they won't be 
lending much anyway if the 
president's plan to slash the 
government's "interest subsidy" 
to them is approved. 

Now, the government pays 
3.5 percent interest to banks on 
loans to students who are still in 

Under the new plan, the 
"allowance" would be three 

"I don't think you're going to 
find a full-scale defection (from 
the GSL program by banks) 
right away, but we will become 
more selective to whom we lend 
to," contends Bob Zagozdon, 
loan manager at First National 
Bank of Chicago. 

The reaction and alarm 
doesn't surprise the administra- 
tion, however. 

In fact, it hopes making all aid 
recipients - not just those who 
get Pell Grants - pass needs 
tests and start repaying loan in- 
terest while in school, and mak- 
ing banks more selective in 
granting loans, will result in 
about one million students leav- 
ing federal programs next year. 

Students coming from more 
affluent families will be ineligi- 
ble for assistance, while many 
others will have their aid reduc- 
ed, explains Sharon Messinger 
of the Department of 

A family of four would not be 
able to earn more than $23,400 

- down from $28,000 this year 

- in order to receive a pell grant, 
she adds. 

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Going Hawaiian 

The basketball cheerleaders helped the Lady Demons celebrate their final home game 
before a swing to Texas and Hawaii by dressing the part at the NSCI-Southeastern game. 
NSU cheerleaders are (front) Liz Jarvis, (1-r) Cindy McAbee, Melissa Hightower, Beth Eitel, 
Kim Wilson, (back row) Julie Browder. and Lisa Lawson. 

Blood drive begins Monday i 

Competition to be the 
outstanding university in Loui- 
siana for collegiate blood drives 
begins Monday when NSU hosts 
its first campus-wide blood 

The Monday through 
Wednesday competition is 
sponsored by the Louisiana 

LSCI-A forum discusses NSU 

Blood Center, who will set up in 
the Union Ballroom. The Mobile 
donor coach will be outside the 
building, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
each day. 

According to spokesman Phil 
England, donors must be at 
least 1 7 years of age, have eaten 
a good meal before donating, 
and be in good health to par- 
ticipate in the drive. The theme 
of the drive will be "stand out in 
the crowd" and a free t-shirt will 
be given to each donor. 

Students are reminded that 

AIDS can not be contracted by 
donating blood. 

The SGA will sponsor a 
campus-wide competition 
among all organizations. The 
winner will be determined on a 
percentage basis and will be 
presented with an award. There 
must be a minimum of 20 
members per organization. 

The Louisiana Blood Center 
serves 66 hospitals in 35 Loui- 
siana parishes. To meet the 
needs of these patients, approx- 
imately 6700 units of blood are 
needed each month. 

continued from page 1 

feasability of a transfer. The se- 
cond, to be answered by the 
LSU Board, is whether the 
transfer should occur and what 
role NSU would play in the LSU 

The third and last public hear- 
ing on the matter will be held at 
LSU, on a still undetermined 
date. At this time, the task force 
will announce its recommenda- 
tion and answer questions. 

Friedman said Wednesday 
that he was still gathering facts 
and was not there to answer 
questions about the proposal. 

NSU president Dr. Joseph 
Orze said at the hearing that the 
study should have been done a 
decade before. Orze said the 
transfer has caused fear at both 
NSU and LSUA, but stressed 
that the universities should be 

"Excited about the possibility of. 
change," and not fearful of it. 

The president went on to say 
that the comments made at the 
first hearing in Natchitoches by 
NSU supporters were made 
"From a vested position. ..we 
have top have a broader view- 
point." He added that the 
method used in conducting the 
study should become a "pro- 
totype" for the way higher 
education decisions will be 
made in Louisiana. 

By elimination of duplicate 
college programs, Sen. Joe 
McPherson said that NSU could 
have a clearly defined role offer- 
ing "limited programs of very 
high quality." This would be the 
answer to NSU's problems, 
McPherson said, and not super- 
ficial changes, such as manage- 
ment strategies or name 

McPherson added that LSUA 
should become a limited four- 
year school offering bachelor's 
degrees in general studies, 
business and nursing. LSUA 
should also suspend the 
bachelor's degree in teaching, 
he concluded, offered through 
the LSU Senior College pro- 
gram so NSU could concentrate 
in that field. 



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Strait tickets 

Student tickets to the March 
8 George Strait concert in 
prather Coliseum may be ob- 
tained for $10.50 in Union 214. 

Also, tickets are available at 
S&N Records on Keyser Avenue 
in Natchitoches. 

Speech tournament 

Captain Shreve High School 
f Shreveport and LaGrange 
High of Lake Charles tied for all 
three sweepstakes honors in the 
recent 50th annual NSU High 
School Speech Tournament. 

Tournament director Dr. 
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An exhibition of paintings by 
Roy V. DeVille of Alexandria is 
on display through March 14 in 
the Orville Hanchey Gallery of 
the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

DeVille, who holds the 
bachelor's and master's degrees 
in painting, is an associate pro- 
fessor of fine arts at Louisiana 
State University in Alexandria. 
In addition to being an art 
educator, he has also been ac- 
tive as an artist with exhibits, 
competitions, awards, and col- 
lections to his credit. 

Literary Rally 

Sandra McCalla, principal of 

Captain Shreve High School in 
Shreveport, is serving as presi- 
dent of the Northwestern Loui- 
siana Rally Association, which 
will conduct its annual literary 
rally for high school students on 
Saturday, March 15, at NSU. 

The Northwest Louisiana 
Literary Rally is the oldest and 
one of the largest of its kind in 
the state, attracting more than 
2,000 students from throughout 
the region to compete for 
ratings in 44 academic subject 

McCalla is a graduate of NSU 
and the University of Northern 
Colorado. She has been admit- 
ted to the doctoral program at 
Texas A&M. 


The University of New 
Orleans will sponsor this sum- 
mer its 11th annual session of 
UNO-Innsbruck, an interna- 
tional session in Innsbruck, 

"UNO's popular Alpine sum- 
mer school attracted students 
from 51 different universities 
and four foreign countries last 
year," says Carl Wagner, assis- 
tant to the dean of the interna- 
tional study programs office at 
UNO. "As a result, UNO-I is now 
the largest overseas summer 
school offered by any American 

Lesche contest 

Lesche Club, the oldest 
literary organization in Nat- 
chitoches, is again offering 

awards for its annual literary 
contest in poetry. 

The contest is open to all 
undergraduate full-time 
students enrolled in the spring. 
Prizes of $25, $15, and $10 will 
be awarded for first, second, 
and third place, respectively. 

Any poetry that is rhyme or 
free verse may be entered, and 
students should submit one 
poem or a group of poems, not 
to exceed 50 lines. 

Make three typed copies, and 
Xerox is permissable. Each en- 

try should include name, social 
security number, address, 
phone, number of poems 
entered, and title of each. 

Submit entries by Friday, 
April 25, to Barbara Gillis, coor- 
dinator of orientation. Her of- 
fices are located at Basic 
Studies Building 104. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Northwestern's chapter of 
Tau Kappa Epsilon social frater- 
nity has announced its little 
sisters for the spring semester. 

They are Rhonda Alliwood, 
Sheree Cox, Shahn Dempsey, 
Lesseley Deshotels, Tracy 
Fisher, Cindy Foster, Annette 

Marler, Pam Perkins, Lisa 
Seger, Carole Smith, Tonya 
Stroud, Laurie Thornton, Abby 
White, Paige Whitley, and Paula 

Kappa Sigma 

Kappa Sigma fraternity 
elected officers for the 1986-87 
school year last week. 

Members of the executive 
committee include John 
Ramsey, president; Daniel 
Aydelott, vice-president; Greg 
Shoalmire, ritualist; Steve Hor- 
ton, treasurer; Coy Gammage, 
secretary; Mike Turk, assistant 
treasurer; and Dan Medlin, 
assistant secretary. 

Outgoing officers include 
Richard deVargas, president; 
and Shawn Wyble, 

Newly-elected committee 
chairman include Greg Jolley, 
university relations; Marty 
Maley, community relations; 
Mike Kay, intramurals; Shawn 
Wyble, house and property; 
Skip Waters, alumni; Steve Hor- 
ton, membership/rush; Dan 
Medlin, mom's club/stardusters; 
Marty Maley and Richard 
deVargas, special events; Mike 
Kay and Dennis Allyson, social; 
and Fred Howell, finance. 

Kappa Sigma's Black and 
White Formal will be held this 


Periaktoi will conduct its next 
meeting next Tuesday at 1:45 
p.m. in Kyser 309. 

The club is a social and com- 
munity service organization 

open to all students majoring in 
or interested in criminal justice, 
social work, or sociology. All 
students are welcome. 


The Society for the Advance- 
ment of Management's next 
meeting will be held Thursday 
at 3:30 p.m. in Business Ad- 
ministration Building 102. 

There will be a speaker from 
a Natchitoches business, and all 
students are welcome to join 

Clementine Hunter 

Members of the University 
community are invited to attend 
a fund-raiser to restore the 
Clementine Hunter House at 
Melrose Plantation on Sunday, 
March 16. 

The event will coincide with 
Hunter's 100th birthday, and 
the cost is $25 per person. This 
includes a limited edition poster 
entitled "Pecan Pickin"' 

For more information, write 
to the Association for the 
Preservation of Historic Nat- 
chitoches, P.O. Box 2248, Nat- 
chitoches, LA 71457. 

Student Activities 

A position working in the Stu- 
dent Union Addition from 10-12 
MWF and 9:30-11 TT is now 

The position includes work- 
ing in the Union print shop, 
making flyers, posters, and 

To apply, contact Logan 
Hampton in the Union office or 

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Speech and 
Hearing Clinic 

The University's Speech and 
Hearing Clinic is offering free 
evaluations and therapy for in- 
dividuals experiencing speech- 
language disorders. 

M. Jeanne Richert, assistant 
professor of speech-language 
pathology and a specialist in 
child language and diagnostics, 
said an evaluation appointment 
may be made by persons who 
suspect that they or their child 
have a problem with articula- 
tion, language development or 
stuttering, or that a voice 
disorder is present. 

She said the evaluations and 
therapy sessions are conducted 
by student speech pathologists 
under the supervision of na- 
tionally certified, state-licensed 
faculty members. 

The clinic is located in Pod D 
of the Teacher Education 
Center. For more information, 
call 357-4169. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

The 1986 production of Delta 
Sigma Theta's Sophisticated 
Gents Pageant will premiere on 
Thursday in the Union Ballroom 
/at 7:30 p.m. 

Mr. Sophisticated Gent will 
have the opportunity to reign at 
many of the events that Delta 
Sigma Theta offers. He will also 
return his crown to his suc- 
cessor in 1987. Contestants will 
be judged in evening wear, 
sportswear, and casual wear. 

A new award, the People's 
Choice Award, will be voted on 
by the audience the same even- 
ing of the production. 

Mr. Sophisticated Gent 1986, 
Frank Allen, will return for his 
last walk and to assist in crown- 
ing his successor. 


Dr. Maxine Taylor, head of 
the department of history, 
social sciences, and social work, 
will present a program concer- 
ning Modern China to the NSU 
Anthropology Club on Thurs- 
day at 7 p.m. in Kyser 207. 

Taylor spent six weeks in 
China during the summer as a 
participant in the Fulbright- 
Hays Faculty Seminar. 

The public is invited. 


History graduate student 
Aubra Lee and Kelly Hogan, 
graduate student in zoology, 
will present a paper at the an- 
nual Caddoan Conference in 
Little Rock on March 13-15. 

The paper, Preliminary Results 
from the Faunal Analysis of Site 
3MN298, Montgomery County, 
Arkansas, deals with the kinds 
and uses of wild animal remains 
recovered from archaeological 

Polar Bear 

Scott Sibille was team cap- 
tain of the number one team, 
Feb. 15, at the second Polar 
Bear Golf Scramble held at the 
Recreation Complex. He was 
awarded a $78 certificate to the 
Recreation Pro Shop. 

The scramble attracted 52 
participants competing for a 
$520 pot. Of the 52 entries, 15 
were University students. 

Other student winners in- 
clude Kevin Johnson, who was 
a member of the number two 
team. Johnson received a cer- 
tificate for $52. Anita Dubois 
was a member of the number 
three team. 

Abdon Boscan was awarded a 
golfing glove for winning the 
closest to the hole competition 
on hole number five. 

The next Polar Bear Scram- 
ble is scheduled for March 1 5 at 
the Recreation Complex. Entry 
fee is $10 and entries are ac- 
cepted until 9 a.m. the day of 
the event. , 

Current Sauce 

Articles submitted for the 
"People" page of Current Sauce 
should be mailed to P.O. Box 
3778 on campus or dropped by 
the office at 225A Kyser Hall. 
Typed copy will have priority 
over non-typed submissions. 

The person submitting infor- 
mation should sign it and in- 
clude a phone number where 
he/she can be reached. 

Beasley returns pride 
to Demon basketball 

Don Beasley has lived up to the high expectations 
Demon fans had for him at the beginning of the 
season. ..and them some. 

Beasley took over a Demon squad that was, for lack 
of better words, pitiful. Northwestern basketball was the 
laughing stock of the state of Louisiana. Coach Wayne 
Yates resigned at the end of last year's 3-25 season. We 
had hit bottom. 

Enter Don Beasley. 

The former Northwestern athlete and coach brought 
integrity and enthusiasm from his position at the Univer- 
sity of Georgia, but no one expected much from the 
Demons in Beasley's inaugural year. In fact, Gulf Star 
coaches and sportswriters picked the Demons to defend 
their 1984-85 position in the conference -- last. 

The season started slowly, as the team lost its first 
six games against the likes of Kentucky, SMU, Louisiana 
Tech, and Alabama. The Demons then won their first 
against Florida A&M and then returned home to the 
Coliseum and beat Northeast, a team in first place in 
the Southland Conference. 

With a tough opening schedule, the Demons lost 13 
of their first 16. Beasley's guys came together when it 
counted as conference play started, and last night won 
their seventh GSC game against just three losses. 

The Demons finished 11-16 on the year, and enter 
next season with the momentum of having won eight 
of their last ten. Seniors Dwight Moody and Roy Roach 
are going out as they deserve to. ..on a winning team. 

Northwestern is fortunate to have a man the caliber 
of Don Beasley running its basketball program. 
Together with his fine staff of Joe Cunningham, Mark 
Mendez, Melvin Russell, Wayne Waggoner, the sky's the 
limit for Demon basketball. 

In a year or two, don't be surprised if the Lady 
Demons aren't the only Northwestern team fighting for 
an NCAA playoff spot. 

Board consolidation 
should be approved 

State senator Foster Campbell of Elm Grove will in- 
troduce a bill to the Louisiana legislature in the spring 
asking that the four boards of higher education be con- 
solidated into one. 

Currently, most campuses (including Northwestern) 
are governed by the Board of Trustees for State Col- 
leges and Universities. The LSU system has its Board 
of Supervisors, as does Southern University. The Board 
of Regents oversees the three. 

This makes little sense in a time when Louisiana may 
have to cut some academic programs or close some 
university campuses altogether. If the Board of Regents 
is intended to be a "superboard" to regulate the other 
three, then why not just have the Regents directly run 
the state universities. All money is appropriated by the 
state on a student credit-hour basis, so this would have 
no effect on the financial management of each institu- 
tion in the state. 

Likewise, there would be more cooperation among 
state schools. Instead of LSU professors driving or fly- 
ing to Alexandria to teach, NSU faculty members could 
easily be sent to LSUA (regardless of the proposed NSU 
transfer to the LSU system). There would be no com- 
petition among boards, and this may benefit students. 
Now, only half of an NSU students' credits may transfer 
or apply at LSU or Southern. The reverse is also true. 
Hopefully, with just one board, this could be eliminated. 

As could the duplication of programs. Louisiana 
should center education and nursing at NSU only. Move 
business to USL and Northeast, and let Tech take 
engineering and the arts. SLU, Nicholls, McNeese, 
Southern, etc. could each maintain a special area, too. 

This is but a dream with some people, but hopefully 
the legislature will consider senator Campbell's bill.. .to 
make a more efficient system of higher education for 
all Louisianans. 

Right now, we're dead last in the nation. Maybe one 
board concerned with all institutions could help bring 
about a change... 

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LSU Ben-Gals not hospitable 

For me, it had the makings of 
a great game. 

Our Lady Demons, a team 
20-4 on the year and romping 
through the GSC again, against 
"the state university," whose 
Ben-Gals held a similar record 
of 20-4 and were ranked 1 0th in 
the country. 

To make it even better, the 
game was scheduled for my 
home territory: Baton Rouge. 

And for the first half, it was a 
good game. LSU led 51-47 at in- 
termission. The second half, 
though, was all for the home 

The Lady Demons came 
home on the short end of a 
118-90 score. 

You win some, you lose 
some. LSC1 is tough at home, as 
are the Lady Demons, who 
finished with a 13-0 Prather Col- 
iseum mark, including upsets 
over Kansas, Creighton, and 
Northeast Louisiana. 

While I was naturally very 
disappointed at the game, I was 
as proud as ever of our Lady 
Demons and of our University. 
And I've never quite had the 
same dislike for LSU that I've 
got right now... 

Louisiana State University 
can stop its rhetoric about great 
attendance. Northwestern State 
(enrollment 5,300) came very 
close to outdrawing LSU (enroll- 
ment 30,000) at LSU's home 
arena, some 200 miles from 

Where were those fanatical 
Tiger fans their legends are 
made of? Just a few hundred 
docile LSU supporters made 
their way to the game. 

For the record, Northwestern 
has not had such a small home 
crowd for a women's basketball 
game this year. 

Pat's Playmates have been a 
major factor in basketball spirit 
at NSU this year, and they went 
down to Baton Rouge and 
shocked a startled Tiger pep 

While the game was raging 
on the court, a battle of the 
bands raged in the stands. 

And guys, we won that battle. 

The referees were simply 
amazing. Amazingly bad, that 
is. Both NSU and LSU got their 
share of poor calls, but late in 
the game it was obvious to me: 
the refs were bleeding purple 
and gold. 

When Teressa Thomas got a 
broken nose in the first half, the 
refs "didn't see it." Monica Lee 
was sent crashing to the floor 
with an elbow in the eye in the 
second half, but again no foul 
was called. The Lady Demons 
were banged up all night, but 
the men in stripes turned the 
other cheek. 

Next time we play LSU 
women in Baton Rouge, we 

need to bring along full pads 
and helmets. 

The one thing I like the most 
about the Lady Demons is just 
that. ..they are always ladies. 
They get that from head coach 
Pat Pierson. She's a winner. And 
a classy one at that. 

On the other hand, LSU 
coach Sue Gunter felt it 
necessary to keep their starters 
in the game even as the Ben- 
Gals had a 35-point lead with 
just five minutes left. We had 
three starters fouled out and 
players with little experience on 
the court. LSU responded with 
a near All-American lineup. 

Get off it, Sue. I'll laugh when 
someone rubs it in your face 
when the NCAA's roll around. 
Coach Gunter even found it cute 
to respond to cheers from the 
Northwestern section of the 
Assembly Center by pointing to 
her lead on the scoreboard, 
complete with a smirk on her 

Between LSU and Northeast, 

no wonder Louisiana's womens 
basketball has a rough 

Baton Rouge can keep the 
Ben-Gals. I'll take the Lady 
Demons any day. In fact, it 
seems a few Tiger fans were 
apologetic after the game. They 
liked the Lady Demons, too. 

Some folks have told me 
since the game that Gunter and 
her girls aren't so bad most of 
the time. But against Nor- 
thwestern, they must have been 
at their worst. 

Our ladies have had off-the- 
court problems this year, and 
have responded well. 1 think 
they'll be rewarded this week 
when that plane flies to Hawaii 
for a couple of games with 
Hawaii Pacific. .and a much 
deserved vacation. After all, it 
was hard work winning 20 
games. I hope they live it up on 
the islands! 

Hopefully the best fun of all 
will come when they get 
back. ..and have to get ready for 
a trip to the NCAA or NWIT 

John Ramsey is a senior jour- 
nalism major from Baton Rouge 
who laughs along with the nation 
at some of LSU's crazy athletic 

Bad weather follows 
me to 'sunny California ' 

When I was packing for a re- 
cent trip to Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia, I had visions of balmy 
weather and beaches, complete 
with bikini-clad beauties. My 
suitcase was stuffed to overflow- 
ing with shorts, swimming 
strunks and a little suntan 

As usual, life rained on my 
parade. ..and my trip. 

Several members of the year- 

book and newspaper staffs at- 
tended an Associated Collegiate 
Press convention the week of 
Mardi Gras, and I was lucky 
enough to be able to go. After 
all, the weather in Louisiana was 
horrible and a retreat to sunny 
California would be welcome. 

But we never saw the sun. In 
fact California's weather that 
week was vaguely like 

Resident Californians 
couldn't believe it. "We haven't 
had weather this bad and for so 
long in years!" 

I may have a hard time con- 
vincing meteorologists that the 

weather is directly related to 
Craig Scott's presence, but it 
seems that it very well is. 

So, 1 decided that since we 
didn't get sunny weather, we 
would spend time at the con- 
vention and then soak up the 
sights of L.A. 

And the weather was just 
about the only thing that 
resembled home. 

The people are, in a word, 
bizarre. And those who aren't 
bizarre, are foreign. 

No, the stereotype of 
Japanese tourists with Hawaiian 
shirts and cameras (Japanese of 
course) is not a stereotype! In 
fact, they were all at Disneyland 
the same day we were. I hope 
Mickey and Minnie speak 

On Wednesday, I decided that 
since there was a church right 
down the street, I would go and 
attend Ash Wednesday services 
at 5 p.m. 

The church was huge and 
packed. ..with Spanish- 
Americans. I definitely felt out 
of place. In fact, the whole mass 
was in Spanish! It was then that 
I wished I had minored in 
Spanish, and paid more atten- 
tion in 101, 102 and 201. But I 
just followed along with 

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In light of the recent space shuttle accident, would you 
accept an invitation to become a civilian passenger on a 
future shuttle flight? 

eld! Heynes 

Junior corporate 
Tom Chicago 

fitness major 

"Absolutely, because our 
uture lies in space. Our in- 
elligence is in our curiousity 
vhich must lie in the future." 

Pat Boudreaux 

Junior business administration 
major from Gretna 

"Yes. Definitely. It would be 
an honor to serve my country in 
that capacity." 

Tedrls "Laser" Smith 

Senior geology and photography 
major from Shreveport 

"Yes, 1 would go through the 
program because I don't think 
one accident should stop us 
from exploring our frontier." 

Rlchy Trum 

Sophomore electrical engineering 
major from Baton Rouge 

"No, because of the risk in- 
volved there is a probablity of 
another accident. I don't think 
we should go to space again. It's 
a waste of money." 

Miguel Maldonado 

Senior systems information 
major from El Salvador 

"Yes, I would go because of 
the great opportunity to see 
what few people get the chance 
to see." 

Sauce forgets SGA? 

Dear Editor 

It amazes me how quickly 
rou forget. If I remember cor- 
ectly it was the SGA that lead 
he way to get visitation hours 
mproved, put cable TV in the 
iorms, and we even had ben- 
:hes put up so that the com- 
nuter students would have a 
jlace to rest while waiting for 
heir rides. 
The SGA has also introduced 
i bill requesting that academic 
iepartments notify the students 
rtien they plan to change books 
io that students will not go 
through the experience of hav- 
ing a $50 book, only to get $7 
back. We have also begun a 
campaign against higher tuition 
md for 100 percent formula 
funding for education. 
I am proud of the fact that we 
irgued over a camera, because 
hat camera is bought with stu- 
ient money. It would be a real 
fhame if the Senate just passed 
nalong, but by talking about it 
f»e came up with a better solu- 
ion. We do want to improve the 
>GA's image, but if we got the 
roper coverage from the cam- 

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The SGA has had problems 
with its senators, and the pro- 
blems can be traced to elec- 
tions. Last spring and last fall's 
elections saw only four senators 
with prior experience elected. 
We have worked to overcome 
this, but along the way we have 
also lost several senators due to 
various reasons. 

The main reason is time: each 
senator is required to keep three 
office hours per week, plus at 
least one hour each Monday 
night for the SGA meeting. It's 
like a three hour class with a 
lab. Many senators also serve on 
different committees 
throughout the University 
representing the students of 
NSU. All of which takes a lot of 

The bottom line of all this is 
that the SGA is working for the 
students. Any student is 
welcome to come to any SGA 
meeting and can say what they 
think, and I hope they will. We 
have problems and arguments, 
but these are people who give of 
their time to represent the 
students and do something to 
make NSG a better place for 

Dan Kratz 

SGA vice president 

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response to many of the 
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made towards Governor Ed- 
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nor Edwards has never been 
proven guilty of any crime or 
wrongdoing in any court at any 

Edwin Edwards has done 
more for the State of Louisiana 
than any governor since Huey 
Long. Governor Edwards may 
have raised taxes by $1 billion 
two years ago, but if you will 
rememeber that raise in taxes 
was needed to cover the debts 
that had been left over from the 
previous Republican Ad- 
ministration of Dave Treen. 

If any of the people who are 
so opposed to the governor's 
plan for legalizing gambling 
have a better solution to our 
State's economic problems, let 
them step forward and be 

Contrary to what the 
Republicans would like us to 

believe, our State's economic 
problems have been caused by 
the faltering oil industry, on 
which our State has been great- 
ly dependent in the past, and 
not by any particular action by 
Governor Edwards. 

The so-called "guardians of 
prosperity" that seem to blame 
all of our problems on Governor 
Edwards and the Democratic 
Party fail to look at many of our 
national economic problems, 
such as the growing deficit that 
the Republican Administration 
of President Reagan has caused. 
For the first time in United 
States history, we are a nation 
in debt to other nations. 

Instead of using this political 
propaganda to slander our great 
State of Louisiana, why don't 
these people focus their 
energies on thinking of solu- 
tions to Louisiana's problems. 

Robert Michael McHale, Jr. 

MSU student 


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everyone else. All 1,500 of 

And if you think Natchitoches 
traffic is bad, try to drive in L.A. 
at 5 p.m. I told God that if I 
made it back to the hotel, I'd 
never go to church in L.A. 

The next day, after attending 
routine meetings and learning 
sessions, we were off to see 
Hollywood, Beverly Hills and 

It was really exciting seeing 
all the stars on the sidewalk and 
putting my feet in the footprints 
of the likes of Bing Crosby, 
Gregory Peck and Sylvester 
Stallone at Mann's Chinese 

Every other tourist east of the 
Mississippi River found it in- 
teresting, too. 

The killer was when armed 
with tickets to view a taping of 
Mewhart at MTM studios, and 
standing in the rain for thirty 
minutes, we still didn't get in to 
see it. ..too many people. 

Maybe low enrollment is not 
so bad after all... 

But really the trip was 
wonderful and the sights were 
terrific. ..and we really had an in- 
teresting and informative time 
at the convention. ..but after a 
bumpy flight and an unusually 
long trip home from 

Be it ever so humble... 

Craig Scott is a senior jour- 
nalism major from Natchitoches 
who hues to travel to foreign 
countries... that's why he liked 

Heath Gauit 

Freshman accounting major 
from Pleasant Hill 

"Yes I would go. You need to 
compare all the successful mis- 
sions compared to this one 
disaster. And if it does happen 
again, everybody's got to go 

'Good ole 
boy ' politics 
evident in La. 

Dear Editor 

Never has "good ole boy" 
politics been more apparent 
than in Commissioner of Elec- 
tions Jerry Fowler's statement 
when asked by a reporter why 
voters roles had not been purg- 
ed annually as required by the 
State of Louisiana Constitution, 
which had been reported by 
Pete Goelden and the U.S. 
Citizens Committee of 

After admitting that voter 
rolls had not been purged pro- 
perly, he said "they have been 
mad ever since they didn't get 
enough signatures on their 
recall petition of Governor Ed- 

It should be stated that the 
U.S. Citizens Committee has 
worked for years to get Com- 
missioner Fowler to carry out 
his duties as Election Commis- 
sioner and make sure that the 
parish voter registrars actually 
follow the law. This is their 

responsibility as appointed 
public officials. Why Fowler has 
refused to do this until his 
negligence was publicly expos- 
ed is not known. 

Further, since recall petitions 
require thirty percent of the 
registered voters signatures to 
be valid, the ineligible voters 
who voters who have not voted, 
have moved, or have died, are 
counted in the reported total 
registered voters which adds 
many, many names to the legal 
requirements for the petitions. 
More signatures than the thirty 
percent of the valid registered 
voters must be obtained to meet 
the percentage required by the 

What it boils down to is that 
the citizens must follow the law, 
but these officials have exemp- 
ted themselves from the follow- 
ing the law. Not only is this un- 
fair, It is illegal. But Fowler treats 
it as a nuisance. 

"Good ole boy" politics is on 
its way out of Louisiana. Fowler 
and all other elected officials 
will be well advised to voluntari- 
ly learn this fact or the people 
will teach them at election time. 
We have had enough of it. 

Officials are, after all, elected 
to serve the people, not the 
other way around. If fulfilling 
the duties of their elected office 
is distasteful to them, I suggest 
another line of employment. 

James H. Lemley 

1518 Holiday Place 
Bossier City, LA 71112 


SGA campaigns get underway as filings open 

Leah Sherman 

Staff Writer 

Filings are now open for the 
student elections to be held 
Wednesday, March 12 in the 
Union lobby. 

Sixteen SGA positions are 
open. They are president, vice- 
president, secretary, treasurer, 
commissioner of elections, and 
senator-at-large (11). 

Also, elections will be held to 
fill the vacant positions of 
graduate senator (1) and senior 
senator (2). 

Applications may be picked 
up in Union 309 through March 
3 at 4 p.m. A $10 fee is required 
to file for the election, but will 
be returned if all campaign 
signs, posters, etc. are removed 
within 48 hours of the election. 

Also, candidates should sub- 
mit a 100 word statement on 
why they would like to run for 

office. This may appear in an 
upcoming Current Sauce. 

Publicity pictures will be 
taken next Tuesday from 5-6 
p.m. in the NSCJ Photo Lab on 
the first floor of Kyser Hall. 

Also to be voted on by the 
students are the following bills 
and resolutions: 

SGA Bill 8515 
Pat Boudreaux, sponsor 
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 2: 
Clause 4 of the NSU Constitution states 
that $1 of the $3.25 SGA activity fee 
shall be allocated for an Association 
speaker program, and 

WHEREAS, the Distinguished Lecture 
Series has a separate committee to coor- 
dinate the Association speaker program, 

WHEREAS, the SGA has no direct con- 
trol over the program other than the 
SGA has only direct control over the 
program, and 

WHEREAS, having the SGA president 
and treasurer sign all purchase orders 

creates delays in managing the 

$1 taken from the $3.25 SGA activity 
fee for the Association speaker program 
be listed in ARTICLE VII Section II 
clauses 1 and 2 as a separate fee, 

Distinguished Lecture Series committee 
be reqired to comply with the provisions 
of Article Vll-Section 3; Clause 2 of the 
MSG Constitution. 

SGA Bill 8509 

Tim Jacobs and Rhonda Leydecker, 

WHEREAS the executive secretary and 
treasurer are important positions on the 
SGA, and 

WHEREAS, the performance of the 
duties of both offices requires a work- 
ing knowledge of the SGA, and 

WHEREAS, the current SGA constitu- 
tion does not require prior experience 
on SGA 

SGA constitution be amended to state 

Student aid slashed dramatically 

Reagan proposes budget 

In unveiling his proposal for 
the federal budget for the 1987 
fiscal year, President Reagan 
last week announced he once 
again wanted to reduce the 
government's role in running 
and financing American higher 

The president proposed 
drastic education cuts in every 
one of his past budget plans. 
Congress, while agreeing to 
cuts less severe than the presi- 
dent wanted in 1981 and 1982, 
let some college funding creep 
upward in subsequent years. 

Among the suggestions in 
the president's proposal for the 
1987 fiscal year, which stret- 
ches from Oct. 1 , 1 986 to Sept. 
30, 1987, were plans to: 

Push Students Off Aid 
The proposals, if passed, 
would cut off federal aid to one 
million students. 

End Interest-Free Loans 
Students would begin paying 
interest on their Guaranteed 
Student Loans from the day 
they got them. Under the 
Reagan plan, students would 

pay a rate tied to current in- 
terest on Treasury bonds - now 
seven percent -- while still in 
school, and then the Treasury 
bill rate plus three percentage 
points after they leave school. 

Students could begin repay- 
ing the interest immediately, or 
borrow more to cover the ac- 
cumulating interest charges. 

Change the Subsidy to Banks 
While borrowing students are 
still in school, the government 
currently pays about 3.5 per- 
cent interest to banks that make 
student loans. It would cut the 
subsidy to three percent if Con- 
gress approves the proposal. 

Cut Pell Grant Funding 
By cutting Pell Grant funding 
from $3.4 billion to $3 billion, 
the administration hopes to 
stop subsidizing some 500,000 
students each year. The ad- 
ministration also wants to make 
Pell Grants harder to get by 
tightening income need tests 
for them. 

Merge & End Various Programs 
The president proposed to 

cut the College Work-Study 
Program, which helps schools 
and nonprofit groups pay stu- 
dent employees, by about 40 
percent, and merge it with the 
Supplemental Educational Op- 
portunity Grants program. He 
wants to eliminate the State 
Student Incentive Grant and Na- 
tional Direct Student Loan pro- 
grams altogether. 

Reduce Vocational Aid Funding 
The Education Department 
budget for vocational education 
programs for fiscal 1987 would 
be cut by more than half, to 
$408 million from this year's 
$842 million. 

Create a New Teacher 
Scholarship Fund 
The department would funnel 
$1 million in scholarships to 
prospective math and science 
teachers under a one-year-only 
Christa McAuliffe Scholarships 

Create a new loan program 
A new program, run by col- 
leges themselves, would loan up 
to $4,500 a year 


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that both the executive secretary and 
treasurer shall have served on SGA for 
20 meetings prior to his/her election 
which may be served over two con- 
secutive semesters and shall have com- 
pleted at least 45 semester hours. 

SGA Bill 8512 
Kristen Atlred, sponsor 
WHEREAS, computerization of the SGA 
will allow us to operate more efficient- 
ly, and 

WHEREAS, the current SGA is consider- 
ing the purchase of computer equip- 
ment, and 

WHEREAS, the secretary is not able to 
use the equipment without prior 
knowledge of it, 

SGA constitution be amended to state 
the SGA secretary shall have completed 
the basic computer science course with 
a grade of C or above at the time of 
his/her filing. 

SGA Bill 8506 
Shawn Wyble, sponsor 
AN ACT to revise the constitution ar- 
ticles on committees and boards. 

WHEREAS, some standing committees 
provided for in the current constitution 
are inactive, and 

WHEREAS, other committees and 
boards are established and are working 
more effectively than those in the 

ticle VI of the SGA constitution adopted 
in the spring of 1985 be amended to 

Section 1 : CI. 1 The standing com- 
mittees and boards shall be the follow- 
ing: Student Life Board, Public Relations 
Board, Homecoming Committee, State 
Fair Committee, Distinguished Lecture 
Series Committee, Traffic and Parking 
Committee, Curriculum Review Council, 

Admissions, Credit and Graduation 
Council. Cheerleader Governing Board, 
Student Media Board. Student Trust 
Fund Committee, and Financial 

Section 1: CI 3 - omitted 

legislation be placed on the next ballot 
to be voted on by the student body it it 
is approved by the senate. If accepted 
by the student body this legislation will 
become effective immediately. 

SGA Bill 8518 
Sylvester Roque, president 
WHEREAS, the draft of the MSG con- 
stitution approved by the student body 
in the spring 1 985 election did not con- 
tain clauses (6) and (7) of Article V Sec- 
tion 3 and 

WHEREAS these clauses address time 
limitatios for election appeal procedures 
abd as such are a vital part of the Con- 
stitution and 

WHEREAS these clauses need to be ap- 
proved by the student body and placed 

in the constitution to aid in manag; 
a just election process. 

tide V Section 3 shall include: 

CI. 6. After the Election Board 
met and rendered its decision on an 
peal. The Board's decision may be 
pealed to the Supreme Court if the 
peal is filed in writing within 48 ho 
after the Election Board announces 
decision. This 48 hour period does 
include school holidays or weeken 
Appeals filed after this time are inva 

CI. 7. Any appeal of the actual el 
tion process must be filed in writing » 
the COE, and must be filed within 
hours after the polls close. Appeals 
the resulting Election Board decisj 
must be filed within 48 hours after 
Election Board announces its decisu 
Appeals filed after this time are inval 

ding their approval by the student bj 
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tive one month after having been vol 
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more than 600 schools will be competing in MATHCOUNTS. It's a nationwide 
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The program, which is administered by the Louisiana Engineering Society, an 
affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers, is the first large scale 
effort aimed at junior high level to promote math as an exciting, challenging 
experience. An experience that can lead to career opportunities in high tech indus- 
tries. But it's more than that. MATHCOUNTS is also exposing students to the 
importance of discipline and teamwork and to the problem/solution experiences 
that will help them in engineering or any other career they choose. 

That's why Louisiana's Investor-Owned Electric Companies are supporting the 
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A winner again 

College basketball teams 
which win eight of their last 

10 regular season games 
usually make trips to 
postseason tournaments. 

Don Beasley's been to a 
few of those tournaments. In 
1983, he made it all the way 
to the NCAA Final Four. 

Even that Georgia basket- 
ball team which won the 
NCAA East Regional didn't 
win eight of its last 10 regular 
season outings, however. 

With Monday night's gritty 
victory over Southwest 
Texas, Beasley's first Nor- 
thwestern team did, com- 
pleting a remarkable 
transformation over the 
1985-86 campaign. 

"I told them I've been to 
the Final Four, and I've been 
to NCAA Tournaments, and 
I've recruited All-Americans, 
but nothing has been better 
than this year. We're better 
today -- even though 
tonight's game may not 
reflect that - than we were 

Ewhen we started, individual- 
ly as well as a group. 
"As a coach, as a parent, as 
a teacher, that's the measure 
of success. That's the best 
that you can ask." 

Beasley was understan- 
dably proud after his Demons 
posted their fourth straight 
win Monday night. The 
season-ending 8-for-10 
streak was the best for an 
NSU team since the 1976-77 
club closed with nine wins in 
its last 11 games while 
posting a 17-9 record. 
Still, the final ledger reads 

11 wins and 16 losses. For 
Mjose unfamiliar with recent 
HSU basketball history, it 
looks like a lousy year. And 
in the grand scheme that 
Beasley has envisioned for 
the Demons, it's not the kind 
of record he'll care to 
remember in a few seasons. 

It's remarkable, though, 
when considering that NSCJ 
was 3-25 last year. Even the 
most optimistic of fans had 
hoped for maybe 10 wins this 

So those fans were 
thankful after Monday's 
finale tnat Beasley chose to 
leave Georgia and return 
home to Natchitoches and 
NSCJ. Beasley was thankful 
that he found a group of 
_ players and assistant coaches 
» m willing to battle back from 
■ adversity. 

"I told them thanks," he 
said of Monday's postgame 
speech. "Thanks for giving 
the best they had. For the 
seniors, I told them I hoped 
• gave them some things that 
will help them in their future 
|p Vl Kves, and I told the 

underclassmen it's going to 
be more of the same, maybe 
a little harder next year." 
There will not be a "next 
Year" for seniors Dwight 
^oody and Roy Roach. The 
co-captains of the team clos- 
e d out their NSCJ careers in 
ftyle and will be able to share 
'1 the pride of whatever 
future accomplishments are 
recorded by Beasley's bunch. 

They can walk away with 
th eir heads held highly 
because Northwestern has 
[^gained the respect for its 
basketball program that has 
been non-existent the last few 

Our goal this year was to 
earn people's respect, and 
w e've accomplished that. To- 
* a y. when you say Nor- 






thwestern, opponents buckle 
aown a little harder. Hopeful- 
s' the momentum from our 
posing 8-for-10 streak will 
[Jelp us in recruiting, in 
uilding our program to the 
ev el that our students, facul- 
V> alumni and townspeople 
Wi " be proud of again. That's 
n °t an easy task but it's 
^mething our coaches and 
layers have done this year." 

Interest js growing. Prep 
Caches are calling Beasley ; 

See "winner" on page 8 


Gerald Bush is surrounded by three Southeastern defenders during North western's 64-61 
win over the Lions in Prather Coliseum. The win was the Demons' first over defending 
GSC-champ SLU in several seasons, and the Demons thwarted Lion hopes for revenge 
last week by defeating SLU in Hammond, 65-62. 

Thanks to Sam Houston's 55-54 upset of Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches before 7,500 
fans last night, the 7-3 Demons will share the GSC runner-up spot with SFA. 

IM basketball action resumes 

intramural play resumed last 
week following the Mardi Gras 
break. Eight days into the 
basketball season, 79 games 
have been played with 35 
games scheduled for play this 

In the women's division, 
Ginger Craig of Pop Tops is the 

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leading scorer with an average 
of 16.5 points per game. Tracy 
Foshee, Pop Tops, has an 
average of 16 points and Renee 
Richard, G.A.S., and Maureen 
Kracik of Tri-Sigma, are tied for 
third place with an average of 
14 points per game. 

High scoring individuals in 
the independent men's division 
are Todd Hebert of 
Slaughterhouse Gang with 14.6 
points per game; Sidney 
Youngblood, NSU Saints, 13.4; 
and Terrell Snelling, 
Slaughterhouse Gang, 12.3 

Deshon Jenkins, Kappa 
Alpha Psi, leads the Greek 
men's division with 15.2 points 
per game. Anthony Robertson 
of Kappa Alpha Psi has 14.4 
points for second place and Ed- 
ward Knowlton, Theta Chi, is in 
third with an average of 11.5 

Women's team records are 
G.A.S. (3-1), Pop Tops (2-1), 
Brew Crew (2-0), Lady Dream 
Team (2-0), Phi Mu (1-3), Sigma 
Kappa (1-3) and Tri-Sigma (1 -2). 

Independent men's records 
are Spoon's Platoon (6-0), X's & 

O's (5-2), Triple X (4-1), Dia- 
mond Demons (4-2), 
Slaughterhouse Gang (4-2), 
NSCJ Saints (3-3), Dream Team 
(2-3), Blind Boys (2-4), and 
Bruise Brothers (0-6). 

Team records for Greek men 
include Kappa Alpha Psi (6-0), 
Omega Psi Phi (5-0), Alpha Phi 
Alpha (5-0), Sigma Tau Gamma 
(4-1), Tau Kappa Epsilon (3-2), 
Theta Chi Red (2-2), Kappa 
Alpha Red (2-3), Kappa Sigma 
Red (1-3), Kappa Sigma Green 
(0-4), Theta Chi White (0-4), and 
Kappa Alpha Gold (0-4). 

Teams forfeiting from the 
season include Phi Beta Sigma, 
TKE II, Panthers, 7 Hung 10, 
Totally Awesome and Big C's. 




Sigma Kappa - 6,087 
Phi Mu - 5,150 
G.A.S. - 4,505 
Pop Tops - 4,050 

Independent men: 

Slaughterhouse Gang - 4,898 
Blind Boys - 1,500 

Greek men: 

Tau Kappa Epsilon - 6,417.5 
Kappa Sigma - 6,405 
Theta Chi - 5,299.5 

In addition to basketball, 
table tennis singles and doubles 
were held last week attracting 
52 participants. Winners in the 
men's singles division were 
Robert Alawoya, independent, 

first place; Paul Irawan, in- 
dependent, second; and Jesus 
Ramirez, independent, and Ric 
Ellis, TKE, tied for third. 

In the women's singles divi- 
sion Leslie Boagni, Sigma Kap- 
pa, took first place. Collette 
Jones of Pop Tops, placed se- 
cond, and Mikki Stark and 
Tootie Cary, both of G.A.S., tied 
for third. 

Robert Alawoya and Paul 
Irawan, both independents, 
took first place in the men's 
doubles division of table tennis 
held on Thursday. 
Slaughterhouse Gang's Joey 
Gauthier and Todd Hebert, plac- 
ed second, while two Kappa 
Sigma teams, composed of Coy 
Gammage, Mike Turk and Don 
Forrest, Wade Desemar, tied for 
third place. 

Amy Melancon and Susan 
Ebarb, Sigma Kappa, took first 
place in the women's division 
with Cathi McMahan and Lisa 
Darden, G.A.S., placing second. 

Intramural activities this week 
consist of regular basketball 
play, Monday through Thursday 
nights, and badminton singles 
and doubles from 4 to 6 p.m. 
Wednesday and Thursday in the 
l-M gym. Registration for bad- 
minton will be held prior to the 

Registration for co-ed 
volleyball is currently underway 
and will continue until March 7. 
Registration for indoor soccer 
begins Friday. 

Team participation points are 
totalled throughout the 
academic year and count 
toward divisional trophies to be 
awarded at the Intramural 
Awards Night Banquet in May. 

Slim NCAA hopes still alive 

Ladies whip SWT, 
win Gulf Star title 

The Lady Demons won their 
second straight Gulf Star Con- 
ference championship and kept 
their slim hopes of gaining an 
NCAA berth alive last night by 
defeating Gulf Star rival 
Southwest Texas State, 82-74, 
in San Marcos. 

The game broke a two-game 
losing streak, NSCJ's first this 

With the win, the Nor- 
thwestern ladies are 21-6 on the 
season, with two games against 
Hawaii Pacific remaining on the 
schedule. With wins against 
HPCJ, the ladies would finish 
23-6, their best ever. 

And hopefully, the NCAA or 
NWIT tournament bid commit- 
tees would notice. 

Northwestern was considered 
as a good contender for one of 
the NCAA's 40 at-large berths 
just last week, as the team was 
20-4. Since then, however, a 
29-point loss at lOth-ranked 
LSCJ and an upset loss to GSC- 
member Sam Houston in Hunt- 
sville have cast a dark cloud 
over hopes of an NCAA bid. 

The ladies finished a 13-game 
home season with a 13-0 
record. They are 8-6 on the 

The last three Prather Col- 

iseum games were against 
powerful Creighton and Gulf 
Star rivals Nicholls State and 
Southeastern Louisiana. A Mar- 
di Gras-break game against 
Arkansas-Little Rock was 
cancelled due to weather. 

The Lady Demons beat back 
an 18-6 Creighton squad, 
100-85. High scorers for Nor- 
thwestern were Annie Harris 
with 27, Teressa Thomas with 
23, and Sandy Pugh and Lonnie 
Banks with 17 each. 

After an emotional win over 
Creighton, the Lady Demons 
were flat against Nicholls State. 
The Lady Colonels were down 
by just four at the half (35-31), 
but Northwestern pulled away in 
the final minutes for an 81-69 

The Nicholls game pushed 
NSCJ's GSC record to 6-1, 19-4 

Southeastern upset NSCJ in 
Hammond just three weeks 
before, and revenge was in 
mind for the Lady Demons as 
SLCJ traveled to the Coliseum. 

They got it, too. Despite 
another flat performance, the 
Lady Demons toppled the Lady 
Lions, 67-59. With the win, Nor- 
thwestern clinched a tie for first 
place in the conference. 

Demons gain respect 
in Beasley's first year 

Coach says Demons are "overachievers' 

Angle Row 

Staff Writer 

"The drive for excellence is 
more important than the ex- 
cellence itself." 

Demon basketball head 
coach Don Beasley, who 
describes himself as "a teacher 
of basketball" has embarked 
upon a three-year project for 
Northwestern to acquire talent 
and develop a system to 
become more competitive by 
setting goals and realizing 

Earning respect for the team 
is Beasley's primary goal. 
"Respect is not something that 
is given for free; it has to be 
worked for and earned," he 

Northwestern's basketball 
team is beginning to earn 
respect, too, by facing its 
toughest schedule ever. 
Through successful coaching, 
the Demons, who were picked 
to finish last in the Gulf Star 
Conference, finished in the top 
half of the conference. 

Others goals Beasley has set 
include a winning season and a 
legitimate chance for a con- 
ference championship. 

The major obstacle facing the 
Demons this season was their 
schedule. Beasley described the 
players as "overachievers," say- 
ing "we have a lot of talent to 
work with, but with the game 
schedule we had, anytime you 
take a team slated to finish last 
and end up no lower than third 
in league play you're dealing 
with overachievers." 

A former Demon himself, 
Beasley has a vested interest in 
Demon athletics. While at Nor- 
thwestern, he quarterbacked 
the football team, was a four- 
year letterman, and twice earn- 

ed All-Gulf States Conference 
honors while leading the 
Demons to league champion- 
ships in his last two seasons. 

He also earned a membership 
in the Graduate "N" Club Hall of 
Fame, and is one of only 79 
former NSCJ athletes and 
coaches to be so honored in the 
University's 80-year sports 

In addition to an outstanding 
career at Northwestern, Beasley 
has built an impressive 
coaching career. He has served 
on the staffs of six universities 
- Northwestern (as an assistant 
to present athletic director 

"Respect is not 

something that is given 

for free; it has to be 

worked for an earned. " 

Don Beasley 
head basketball coach 

Tynes Hildebrand through 
1971), Middle Tennessee, Stet- 
son, Jacksonville, Mississippi 
State, and Georgia. 

His most notable 
achievements came while an 
assistant coach at Georgia, 
where the Bulldogs made the 
NCAA Final Four. Beasley was 
instrumental in recruiting 
Georgia stars such as Domini- 
que Wilkins. 

Beasley is back home at Nor- 
thwestern and has been warm- 
ly received, he said. His op- 
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instrumental. He is building 
respect for a basketball team 
and is well on his way to realiz- 
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Demons dump Southwest Texas, 
finish with 7-3 Gulf Star season 

Demon basketball completed 
its 360-degree turnaround last 
night by beating Southwest 
Texas, 75-70, in the Coliseum. 

With the win, Northwestern 
finished the season with an 
11 16 mark in Don Beasley's 
first year as coach. NSCI was 
9-47 over the past two seasons. 

In fact, the Demons started 
with a 3-14 mark this season 
before streaking through their 
final ten games with an 8-2 
mark. The Demons finished 7-3 
in the conference, good enough 
for a second place tie with SFA, 
as Sam Houston will reign as 
conference champions. 

Against SWT, Victor Willis 
scored 23 points. Gerald Bush 
added 20, while Dwight Moody 
and Roy Roach hit for 14 and 
13, respectively. 

Southwest Texas clinched 
sixth place in the conference by 
falling to 5-20, 0-8 in the GSC. 

According to sports informa- 
tion director Tom Wancho, not 
only did NSU show great im- 
provement on the court. Nor- 
thwestern's average home at- 
tendance leaped from 600 per 
game last season to nearly 
1,200 per game this year. 

Since the last Current Sauce, 
NSU has played six games in 
addition to last nights contest. 

After defeating Southeastern 
at home, the Demons traveled 
to Nacogdoches, TX, for a con- 
test with powerful SFA. The 
Lumberjacks edged the 
Demons, 61-59. 

Centenary College gained 
revenge for an earlier NS(J win 
by clubbing the Demons, 70-66, 
in Shreveport. The Gentlemen 
are now in the middle of the 
Trans America conference 

The Demons rebounded on 
the road, as the NSU squad 
upset Nicholls State in 
Thibodaux, 84-68. To complete 
the two-game GSC road sweep, 
Northwestern shocked defen- 
ding Gulf Star champion 

Southeastern in Hammond, 
65-62. SLU led for most of the 

The boisterous contest was 
marked by numerous 
technicals, ejections, etc. 

Perhaps the biggest Demon 
win of the year came on Satur- 

day, when nationally-ranked 
Sam Houston, 6-0 in the GSC, 
visited Prather. The Bearkats 
left Natchitoches with a 6-1 con- 
ference mark, as the Demons 
upset the Texans, 74-70, to 
keep alive NSU's second place 

Tennis team goes to 
3-1 by downing SCI 

Northwestern's mens tennis 
team bounced back from a 
Tuesday defeat against Loui- 
siana Tech to decisively defeat 
Southern University 8-1 at the 
NSU tennis complex Thursday. 
The Demon netters raised their 
record to 3-1 with the triumph. 

NSU breezed through singles 
competition, with only Claudio 
Semmelmann going down to 
defeat at the number two 
singles position. Posting NSU 
wins were Jorge Salvo, who 
straight setted William Ogene, 
6-3, 6-2; Axel Reich, a 6-3, 6-0 
winner over Richard Akande; 
Nicholas Zurmendi over Olli 
Akinniyii, 6-0, 6-1 ; Number five 

Martin Aguirre, who lest two 
sets in each match in winning 
over SU's Olakekan Onileere, 
6-2, 6-2; and Antonio Rezic, who 
finished off the singles competi- 
tion with a like score. 

Northwestern State breezed 
through the doubles portion of 
the afternoon match with the 
two man tandems of 
Semmelmann-Reich, Zurmendi- 
Aguirre, and Salvo-Rezic all 
coming out on top. 

The men return to action Fri- 
day in Hattiesburg against 
Southern Mississippi. The 
undefeated NSU women played 
McNeese over the weekend. 

NSU second at rodeo 

Northwestern won second 
place at San Marcos, TX, this 
weekend to remain the leader in 
the mean's team standing after 
two rodeos in the Southern 
region of the National Inter- 
collegiate Rodeo Association. 

At the Southwest Texas State 
University Rodeo, NSU was led 
by average winners Porter Craig 
in bareback riding and Poncho 
Manzanares of Opelousas. 

Craig, who currently leads the 
Southern region in bareback 
riding, scored 126 points to tie 
Mary Bourgeois of McNeese for 
first place in the average. Craig 

placed first in the long go-round 
with a score of 70 points and 
was fourth in the short go-round 
finals with 67 points. 

Manzanares and his roping 
partner, Mark Trahan of 
McNeese, claimed first place in 
the team roping average with a 
combined time of 13.6 seconds 
on two steers. They also won 
first place in the long go-round 
with a time of 6.4 seconds and 
in the short go-round finals in 

Also earning points for NSU 
were Greg Truex, Stuart Gard- 
ner, and John Hoare. 


Gerald Bush seems to be in pain as Nicholls State defender Jason Bacquet fouls hlit 
Bush made the shot and then hit the free throw in route to a 70-53 shellacking of th 
visiting Colonels. 

Goodwin signs nineteen players for NSU football team 

Nineteen players from three 
different states highlighted na- 
tional signing day, and head 
coach Sam Goodwin was ex- 
tremely pleased with his newly 
inked recruits. 

"Last year we had a great 
recruiting year but 1 feel that 
this group will match last year's 
group in quality," Goodwin 
commented. "They are the type 
of group that will succeed in 
both the classroom and on the 
football field." 

Heading up the list of signees 
is running back Tracy Palmer of 
Many. Goodwin said Palmer was 
"grossly overlooked and is a 
great player. I can't believe how 
little competition we had for 
him." Palmer rushed for over 
1,000 yards in each of the last 
two seasons and was District 
3-AA MVP. 

Another new Demon running 
back is Booker T. Washington 
(Shreveport) star Chris 
Williams, who rushed for 1,402 
yards last fall and was a first 
teamer on the All-Caddo- 
Bossier team. Williams is pro- 
jected as a "fullback or a 
tailback" according to 

Two members of Springhill's 
AA state championship team 
have agreed to extend their 
careers at NSU. Wearing the 
purple, orange, and white next 
year will be offensive lineman 
John King and tight end Carlos 
Prevos. King had many service 
academies wooing him because 

of his excellent academic work 
(all A's and just one B through 
three and a half years). 

Both were all-district and 

Casino Smith of Class A state 
champion Ouachita Christian 
averaged 10.7 tackles as a safe- 
ty and recorded 1 1 sacks. 
Haughton's Bobby Brown pick- 
ed off seven passes last year as 
the Bucs made the state 

quarterfinals. He is a member of 
the All-Northwest Louisiana 

Offensive lineman Jay Ander- 
son of LaGrange High in Lake 
Charles has good size (6-2, 215) 
as well as an older brother (Mar- 
cus) who played in the United 
States Football League. Mike 
Dempsey of Parkway is an all- 
district choice at defensive end, 


continued from page 7 

trying to get him to recruit their 
players. Attendance at games 
was up more than 100 percent 
over last year. 

"That's reflective of our play. 
What we have to do is double it 
again next year, get ourselves in 
a position where people enjoy 
coming to watch the pep band, 
the cheerleaders and our team 
-- it's a total package." 

But he knows regardless of 
how entertaining the band and 
cheerleaders are (this year, they 
were as good as any of their 
Louisiana counterparts), fans 
will come watch a winning team 
and not a loser. 

"I told the guys we've had 
some great games this year and 
lost. Tonight, we didn't have a 
very good game and won, and 
I liked tonight better than those 






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while Monroe Neville defensive 
lineman Sean Freeman was a 
starter for the club ranked 
number one in Class AAAA for 
most of the season. 

Haynesville's Bobby Evans 
played tailback and linebacker 
in high school "but we'll try him 
at linebacker," said Goodwin. A 
late signee, Sean Easterly of 
Woodlawn High in Baton 
Rouge, is "probably the most 
highly regarded prospect we 
signed," said Goodwin. He was 
all-district, all-parish, and 
honorable mention all-state in 
Class AAA, and was listed as a 
Louisiana Top 20 Blue Chip. 
Easterly is senior class presi- 
dent at Woodlawn. 

The last Louisiana signee of 
Goodwin and his staff is offen- 
sive/defensive lineman Billy 
Stevens from Riverdale 
Academy in Coushatta. 

Texas signees include John 
Barnes of Grand Saline, John 
Harvis of Texarkana (Liberty- 
Eylau High School), Toby Moon 
of Henderson, and Rusty Scog- 
gin of Jersey Village High 
School in Houston. 

Scoggin was one of the top 
50 area prospects listed by the 
Houston Post. 

Coming to Natchitoches from 
Arkansas will be Steve Carson 
of Camden High School and 
Mike Owens of Malvern. 

Goodwin concluded his 
remarks by saying "this was a 
great year for football in the 

state of Louisiana, though all 
of other schools have come 
and done a number on schoo 
like LSU and this has hurt us 
"As for Proposition 48, we'i 
known about it for two yea 
now, so we started out knowifl 
what type of academ 
guidelines to look for in our 
spective student-athletes. 

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after ruled "psychotic* 

John Ramsey 


The man being held for the 
hanging death of a University 
student in November has been 
transferred to the Feliciana 
Forensic Facility in Jackson, 
near Baton Rouge. 

James Wilson of Nat- 
chitoches, who is also the 
primary suspect in the drowning 
death of his pregnant wife in 
Chaplin's Lake on campus, will 
be diagnosed and treated at the 
state-run facility for the 
criminally insane. 

According to Natchitoches 
Parish chief deputy Johnny 
Manning, Wilson is also a 
suspect in two unsolved rural 
murders, although local in- 
vestigators "still don't have 
enough evidence to make an ar- 

Doctors recently ruled 
Wilson, 30, was "psychotic and 
not capable of standing trial." 
The report of the sanity com- 
mission said Wilson was also 
not capable of assisting in his 
defense or in touch with his sur- 
roundings at the present time. 

Wilson is charged with the 
hanging death of 31 -year-old 
foreign student Ching Ko, a 
citizen of Mongolia. Her hus- 
band found her body hanging 
from a tree in the American 
Cemetary on Second Street, 
next to Holy Cross Catholic 
Church. The murder took place 
on Thanksgiving Day, while the 
University was not in session. 

Mike Henry, district attorney 
of Natchitoches Parish, said "if 
he is ever capable of understan- 
ding the charges against him, 
he will be sent back for trial." 

Wilson went on a hunger 
strike shortly after his Nov. 29 
arrest, and was transported to 
the Louisiana State University 
Medical Center in Shreveport 
for treatment. The parish hired 
a security firm in Shreveport to 
guard Wilson while he was at 
the hospital. 

That's (All-) American 

NSU second-team All-American Teressa Thomas takes the ball downcourt 
against GSC-rlval Nicholls State. 

Thomas named as All-American 

Doug Ireland 

Feature Sports 

Teressa Thomas, the catalyst for the success 
of Northwestern's women's basketball team this 
year, is a second-team All-America selection on 
the squad announced Friday by Women's 
Basketball News Service. 

Also included on the team was NSU's shot- 
ting guard Lonnie Banks, who was a lOth-team 

Thomas, a 5-5 senior point guard, was one of 
ten players on the second team. She's averag- 
ing 15.6 points per game and 7.8 assists per 
game, and shoots 84.4 percent from the free 
throw line. Earlier this season, she tied a na- 
tional NCAA mark with 19 assists against 
Mississippi College. 

Thomas was also the WBfiS choice as Gulf 
Star Conference Player of the Year. She led NSU 
to a 23-6 record and its second straight league 

Ellsberg lecture 
set for Monday 

To speak on Soviet relations, Star Wars 

Craig Scott 

Managing Editor 

The Distinguished Lecture 
series will present Daniel 
Ellsberg, on Monday, March 10, 
at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

Ellsberg is best known for 
releasing The Pentagon Papers 
in 1971, but has recently 
become a prominent and 
outspoken peace activist and an 
expert in the field of nuclear 

"There is an overwhelming 
consensus--cutting accross 
class, education, political party, 
age- that nuclear war cannot be 
won, cannot be limited, and 
possibly cannot be survived," 
warns Ellsberg. 

Citing a study made by 
pollster Daniel Yankelovich of 
American attitudes towards 
nuclear war, Ellsberg contends 
that these are all new opinions 
and they are "deeply held and 
not easily swayed. And they're 
totally contradictory to what 
Ronald Reagan was suggesting 
early in his administration." 

Ellsberg firmly feels that the 
peace movement has persuad- 
ed people of the dangers of 
nuclear war but not of the 
dangers of the nuclear arms 

"It's one of the great myths of 
our era--a lie worthy of 
Goebbels -that we buy weapons 
to deter attack on the United 

"The public didn't begin to 
imagine that what we were talk- 
ing about in the early 1960s 
was a U.S. -initiated nuclear 
war," he says. "But that was the 
case. Americans might never re- 
ject bluffs in principle. But they 
need to hear how often those 
bluffs get made. They have to 
have a different perception of 
their leaders' willingness to in- 
itiate tactical war." 

Ellsberg spent a decade as a 
high-level national security 
analyst for the Rand Corpora- 
tion, the Defense Department, 
and the State Department. In 
1961, he wrote the top secret 
guidance for the Kennedy Ad- 

ministration's nuclear war 

Serving today on the strategy 
force of the Nuclear Weapons 
Freeze. Campaign, Ellsberg 
regularly takes part in 
demonstrations against the 
arms race and U.S. intervention 
in Central America. 

In 1971, he was thrust into 
the political limelight when he 
released what have become 
known as The Pentagon Papers, 
secrets of the Nixon Administra- 
tion concerning the United 
States involvement in the Viet- 
nam war. 

"Our Presidents have come 
close to using nuclear weapons- 
close in the sense that they 
passed the trigger to our op- 
ponents. Whether there would 

"It's one of the great 
myths of our era... that 
we buy weapons to 
deter attack on the 
United States. " 

-Daniel Ellsberg 

be an explosion was up to what 
our opponents did. 

"They were not bluffing. If the 
Chinese had attacked Quemoy, 
or if the blockade would have 
been fully effective, 1 think 
Eisenhower would have done 
what he told the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff he intended to do- he 
would have used nuclear 

"The situation we are in now 
is that each side can destroy a 
significant fraction of the other 
side's retaliatory capacity. a 
crisis today, either side would 
have some incentive to get 
there first and get what you 
could get." 

Ellsberg's topic on Monday 
night will be American- Russian 
Roulette: Star Wars and the Con- 
stitution of Instability. Admission 
is free and the lecture is open to 
the public. 

After 1 7 years at Northwestern 

Bienvenu retires from counseling center 

University Counseling Center 
director Dr. Millard Bienvenu 
retired March 1 after 17 years at 

Bienvenu was director of the 
counseling center since July, 
1983. He joined NSU in 1969, 
when he began a 14-year tenure 
a s chairman of the Department 
°f Sociology and Social Work. 

Bienvenu retired to become 
director of the Northwest 
Counseling Service in Nat- 
chitoches and to serve as a staff 

member for Counseling 
Associates in Alexandria. 

While serving as chairman of 
the Department of Sociology 
and Social Work, the social 
work program was accepted for 
membership in the national 
Council for Social Work Educa- 
tion in 1970 and granted full ac- 
creditation by the council in 

New course offerings in- 
stituted during his chairman- 
ship included studies in drug 


abuse, transactional analysis, 
communication skills, human 
sexuality and self-actualization. 

Bienvenu's NSU career 
highlights also include the 
establishment of the Family 
Study Center in 1969 for pur- 
poses of research, family life 
education, and provision of 
counseling services. 

For the past three years he 
has served as director of the 
University Counseling Center, a 
facility dedicated to helping 

members of the university fami- 
ly deal with stress-related dif- 
ficulties, acute crisis situations 
and common personal 

In the fall of 1985 the Univer- 
sity Counseling Center 
rendered 515 individual 
counseling sessions to 133 in- 
dividuals experiencing such 
problems as depression, stress, 
marital and family problems, 
low self-esteem and self- 
confidence, test anxiety, career 

decisions and alcohol and drug 

Bienvenu is the author of six 
articles on family and interper- 
sonal communication that have 
appeared in The Journal of 
Psychology, The Family Coor- 
dinator, and The Journal of 

More than 20 other articles 
and pamphlets by Bienvenu 
have been published by various 

Dr. Millard Bienvenu 

Strait concert on tap for Saturday in Coliseum 

Lisa Darden 

Staff Writer 

Country singer George Strait, with special guests 
Asleep At the Wheel, will perform Saturday at 
Prather Coliseum. 

George Strait, 1985 Country 
Music Association Male Vocalist 
of theYear, will appear in concert 
Saturday at Prather Coliseum. 

Strait has had nine number 
one singles and four country 
gold albums. His number one 
hits include Fool Hearted 
Memory, Amarillo By Morning, 
Right Or Wrong, and Does Fort 
Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? His 
latest hit, You're Something 
Special To Me, is currently at 
number 19 on the country charts. 

Asleep At The Wheel, a Texas 
country group, will be the open- 
ing act for Strait. Asleep At The 
Wheel will an- t 7:30 p.m. 
with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. 

Strait is being brought to NSU 
by a joint effort of the Student 
Activities Board and Little Wing 
Productions of Tulsa, Okla. By 

co-sponsoring the concert, SAB 
is able to present a second ma- 
jor concert this year without ex- 
hausting the concert fund. 

Camille Hawthorne, director of 
organizations and student ac- 
tivities, said that the promoter is 
gambling a large amount of 
money in hopes that the concert 
will be a success. The promoter 
is paying for all expenses while 
SAB is supplying a location, stu- 
dent manpower and incidental 

SAB workers will be handling 
such aspects as selling tickets, 
loading and unloading equip- 
ment and helping with security. 

When sponsoring a concert, 
SAB usually pays for all ex- 
penses and the tickets are sold to 
the students for a nominal fee. 
One concert usually exhausts the 
concert fund and sometimes re- 
quires additional funding. 

Bob Wilson, assistant dean of 

students/student activities, said 
that SAB is trying a new ap- 
proach to presenting concerts. If 
the attempt of working through 
a promoter is successful, SAB 
will be able to offer more con- 
certs for the students. 

"By co-sponsoring a concert, 
we will be able to bring better 
quality concerts to the students," 
Wilson said. 

Since SAB is co-sponsoring 
the concert rather than entirely 
sponsoring the event, a limited 
amount of money from the SAB 
concert fund is being spent on 
the concert. Although this 
prevents the drying up of the 
concert fund, students will have 
to pay a higher price per ticket. 

"Students will have to pay for 
the tickets because SAB is work- 
ing with a promoter to present 
the show. The promoter is paying 
all costs including publicity. We 
were, however, able to get a dis- 

count on student tickets through 
negotiations," Hawthorne said. 

Although the students will 
have to pay for their tickets, they 
will be getting a better quality 
performance than what we can 
usually afford to present, Wilson 

"We're hoping the show will be 
a success. We're in this to give 
the students a show, not to make 
money," Hawthorne said. 

If the Strait show is a success, 
it may open the door for obtain- 
ing more quality concerts a year 
to NSU, she added. 

Reporting on ticket sales, 
Hawthorne said that the Strait 
tickets are selling faster and in a 
larger number than any concert 
presented at NSU except for the 
Ronnie Milsap concert. Milsap 
appeared in Prather Coliseum in 
December, 1982. 

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Contest to be held Friday 

Seven coeds vie for 
Lady of the Bracelet 

The University's 17th annual 
Lady of the Bracelet beauty 
pageant will be held Friday at 7 
p.m. in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A. A. 
Fredericks Center. 

Seven Northwestern students 
will be competing in the 
pageant, which is an official 
Miss America and Miss Loui- 
siana preliminary competition. 
Students will be admitted by 
presenting a valid ID. 

Judging will be conducted in 
evening gown, swimsuit, and 
talent presentations. In addi- 
tion, the contestants will be in- 
terviewed for personality by the 
pageant's panel of judges. 

Competing for the title (with 
hometown listed) will be Kim 
Antee (Inglewood, Cal.), Can- 
dace Basco (Galbraith), Robin 
Gunter (Baton Rouge), Missy 
Harper (DeRidder), Kay Lane 
(Natchitoches), Lisa Lawson 
(Natchitoches), and Cindy 
McAbee (Fort Recovery, Ohio). 

News anchor David Garrett of 
KALB-TV in Alexandria will be 

The nation's 23rd-ranked 
girls basketball team, the 
Natchitoches Central High 
School Lady Chiefs, 
beat back the state's 
second-ranked Ruston Lady 
Bearkats, 62-50, Thursday 
in the Coliseum. The loss 
ended Ruston's season at 

With the win, the Lady 
Chiefs are now 34-0 on the 
season and are headed for 
the Sweet Sixteen tourna- 
ment in Lake Charles as 
one of Class AAAA's four 

NCHS next faces a 22-0 
Hahnville squad tonight. 

Natchitoches state 
representative Jimmy Long 
and state senator Don Kel- 
ly were named to four 
Special subcommittees in 
Baton Rouge last week. 

The committees will 
discuss ways to cut state 
spending in education and 
other areas. 

The committees are im- 
portant because "if we're 
not going to pass taxes or 
approve gambling, we're 
simply going to have to 
make some cuts. Some 
serious cuts at that," Kelly 

The City Council voted 
3-2 last week to accept the 
$23,500 bid of an Athens, 
TX, firm to purchase an 
asphalt paving machine. 

Councilmen Wayne 
McCullough and Ed 
Dranguet had sought to 
table the matter for addi- 
tional study. Councilmen 
John Winston, Pat Todd, 
and John Below voted to 
purchase the machinery. 

Gas prices have dropped 
to an average of $1.00 a 
gallon in some parts of 
North Louisiana, according 
to the American 
Automobile Association. 

Natchitoches is no ex- 
ception, as gasoline has 
dipped to .95 a gallon at 
some gas stations in the 

Plans to beautify three 
areas in downtown Nat- 
chitoches and to rejuvenate 
the Melrose Plantation 
grounds were revealed by 
Mrs. T.P. Southerland dur- 
ing the annual luncheon- 
meeting of the Preservation 
of Historic Natchitoches. 

master of ceremonies for the 
pageant. He has emceed 
numerous Miss America 
preliminaries in Georgia, Loui- 
siana, and Mississippi. 

Making a special appearance 
at the LOB pageant will be Carol 
Carter of Shreveport, the reign- 
ing Miss Louisiana. Chrissey 
Bailey, last year's Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet, will crown the 
1986 winner. 

In addition to earning a trip to 
compete in the Miss Louisiana 
pageant June 18-21 in Monroe, 
the 1986 Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet will also receive a $300 
scholarship from the pageant's 
sponsors (the Student Activities 
Board), a three-month member- 
ship at Body World, a tanning 
membership at Sun Fair and 
nearly $400 in cash and other 

During the week she is in- 
Monroe representing NSU, the 
new Lady of the Bracelet will 
have the use of Chrysler New 
Yorker from Anthony-Leach 
Chrysler in Natchitoches. 

Kim Antee 

Lucky seven 

Seven coeds will compa 
Friday night in the Lady 
the Bracelet beau 
pageant, to be held in t 
A.A. Fredericks Center 
mission is by ID. 

Candace Basco 

Robin Gunter 


Missy Harper 

Kay Lane 

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High-tech the key for 
newest local station 

Reatha Cole 

Staff Writer 

"The right selection of music, 
professional D. J.'s and high 
quality, techinical sound" is 
what makes KZBL one of the 
areas most popular radio sta- 
tions, according to Bennie Bar- 
ron, member of the station's 
board of directors. 

With a broadcasting range of 
approximately 40 miles, the 
new FM station is satellite 
designed. The sound is uplink- 
ed in Chicago, coming off in 
Natchitoches, and 200 other 
stations nationwide, and is mix- 
ed in with local news and 

"The playlist is selected by a 
research group, Satellite Music 
Network (SMN) in Chicago," 
says Barron. "This is the good 
music that people want to hear. 
It's the most popular artists--not 
hard rock, country or oldies." 

The music format is adult 
contemporary and is aimed at 
the 18-54 age group. 

A survey conducted in mid- 
February showed that KZBL, 
which is found on 95.9, was the 
number one radio station in the 
Natchitoches area. 

Barron credits "good music" 
and "24 hour professional 
broadcasting" as being KZBL's 
main attractions. 

A full-time staff of 12 people 
is employed by KZBL, none of 
whom serve as disc jockeys. 
Feature programs include 




Northwestern will hold it's 
25th annual Honor's Banquet 
on Wednesday, March 12, in the 
Student Union ballroom. 

The guest speaker for the 
event will be John Duffy, pro- 
fessor emeritus of the Universi- 
ty of Maryland. 

A graduate of Louisiana State 
Normal in 1941, Dr. Duffy has 
gone on to hold many positions 
in the field of education. 

In addition to serving at the 
University of Maryland, Duffy 
was an assistant and associate 
professor at Louisiana State 
University, a professor of 
History and Public Health at the 
University of Pittsburgh, and a 
visiting professor to several 
notable institutions. 

Duffy has published 
numerous books and articles. In 
addtion to receiving many 
awards and honors, Duffy has 
received eight research grants, 
covering the years 1948 to 

Tickets for the banquet are 
$ 1 and can be picked up in the 
Fiscal Affairs office in Roy Hall. 

Golden Oldies on Saturday 
nights and Artist Highlights, a 
program of feature albums, on 
Thurday nights. Sunday after- 
noon brings the Top 30